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Green Beans Ginzadine

Ok, here’s a recipe I have been wanting to blog forever. Noah and I created this when we were in college and it is still a part of our regular repertoire. Tender green beans, toasty […]

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Creamy Poblano Chile and Corn Soup

In my last post I promised to offer more dishes that will hold, meaning meals that improve as they sit and wait to be eaten, rather than deteriorate. I am finding this is key to putting on […]

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Crispy Grill Fries

Here’s another staple to add to your grilling repertoire. This simple recipe is all about technique. Tossing the potatoes with olive oil and seasonings, and then partially cooking them in the microwave does two things. […]

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Chive Potato Salad

Now that you’re armed with a solid burger, let’s add to your Sunday Barbecue repertoire with an all-American accompaniment: good old potato salad. Potato Salad is one of those side dishes that tends to illicit shrugs of […]

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My Simple Arugula Salad

Summer has finally arrived in this corner of the world, and we’ve had our first too-hot-to-cook days peppered throughout the last week. The only air conditioning at the Ranchito is a very old swamp cooler that makes the living room bearable, […]

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