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Watermelon, Mint and Cucumber Water from Blue Cashew

“Rum,” Brian said with confidence. A little too much confidence for my taste, but he was about to be cut down to size. “No,” I said quietly. He pondered the pitcher. I knew the mint was distracting him. “Tequila,” he guessed. “No.” He stooped low to the pitcher. “NO CHEATING!” I yelled. “You can’t smell!”…

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Watermelon Gazpacho from Austin

On Wednesday, we were in Olive, New York. It was snowing a bit. The daffodils held their heads up nobly. Suzen searched for the car keys and escape. Today, Saturday, we are in Austin. No immediate threat of snow. Suzen is basking in the heat. But to offset the 90°, our daughter-in-law Michele supplied a…

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Brian’s Sour Cherry Mojito

The farmers market in Tribeca on Saturday is just a tad different. It’s the only market here in the Northeast that I have seen with a vendor selling orchids. And there’s this very distinguished looking Amish gentleman offering habenero dill pickles. Talk about emerging or merging cultures. The culinary crossovers here can be striking. One…

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Yogurt Leg of Lamb from Stone Turtle

m4s0n501 I know, lamb is not an everyday dish. And for many it’s an acquired taste. There is, of course, the British-inspired route of having one bite of mint jelly for every bite of lamb. And then there are better paths. At our recent course on wood oven cooking at Stone Turtle in Maine, we…

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