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Crimson and White Citrus Salad

It is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You may be fooded out. The thought of protein may cause the ends of your lips to dip in a shaky frown. You need, you want something light, easy to make, and as refreshing as a bite of a crisp autumn apple. No apples here, actually. But radishes thrive…

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Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca

On my summer crusade for a new agua fresca each week [or so], I looked for a grapefruit agua fresca. And I looked. And I could not find one. The combination that keeps coming up is Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca. This recipe is distinguished in that you do not have water as an ingredient: all the…

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Gimlet

    It was early afternoon and, although I was not feeling ill, I was preparing a precautionary medication. “Bit early?” Suzen gave me a loving glare. “It’s medicine,” I explained with utmost patience. How can she be married to me for so long and not understand my basic needs? “For what?” she persisted. “Prevention…

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Candied Grapefruit from Skillet Cafe in Seattle

“What are you having?” I asked. I had a hidden and hopeful purpose in that question. I was having the famed burger with the bacon and onion jam. But there was this other thing on the menu at Skillet Bar in Grill on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Skillet began as street food and, with its…

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