penne with shrimp & asparagus

Rich tomato sauce without the addition of cream.  How is that possible?  Eggs.  Can you believe it?  They are mixed in at the last minute to create a creamy textured tomato sauce.  Without a lick of cream.  Really.  

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toasted orzo with parmesan

Rich, nutty & flavorful.  Pair this up with grilled fish or chicken.  Or with roasted meat & vegetables.  In the time it takes to heat the grill and cook the rest of your meal, this delicious side is ready.  

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greened-up caprese salad

Summer candy.  Those mini heirloom tomatoes.  You know the ones  …Sun Golds, Cherokee Purples, Red Glories.  Even the good old red grape tomatoes are extra delicious right about now.  

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gluten-free artisan bread

Artisan bread.  The crusty artful loaves that you see displayed in the finest French bakeries.  Or in the bakery section of your local specialty food market.  

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lemon curd mousse with blueberries

Blueberries.  Let’s envelop them in a cocoon of slightly tart lemon curd and slightly sweetened whipped cream.  We’ll add some toasted coconut for crunch.  Call in the troops.  Dessert is ready.  

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summer seafood stew

Shrimp + Fennel + Tomatoes. Add a light flavorful broth with some diced potatoes and mild fish chunks for good measure. You now have the perfect summer supper. If you’re feeling ambitious, grill some sliced ciabatta. The smoky flavor and crunchy texture will be just the thing for soaking up that delicious juice.  

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zuni café zucchini pickles

There’s a wonderful restaurant in San Francisco where folks come from far away lands to enjoy the classics …Caesar Salad, Roast Chicken with Warm Bread Salad and the most amazing House-Ground Grass-Fed Hamburger on Grilled Rosemary Foccacia served with Zuni Pickles.  

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