Quick Pickled Beets with Serrano

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Beets have made plenty of appearances here before. I love them. They’re gorgeous, for starters. Most are an unbelievably intense red, but some varieties are golden, or even striped like candy canes. How could it not be love at first sight? But beyond their good looks, they’re deliciously sweet and earthy. I enjoy them raw,…

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Serrano-Lime Dressing

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It’s that time of year around here – time for everyone to unload their massive bounty of zucchini and summer squash upon their friends, family, and neighbors! Everyone except me, that is. You see, as soon as I plant any squash plant, every squash bug within a 10-mile radius comes to visit. It’s insanity. I’ve…

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Mango and Black Bean Salsa

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Need a little something to serve alongside all those margaritas at your Cinco de Mayo celebration? (I mean, you need something to help absorb the tequila, right?) How about something that welcomes the warmth of spring and summer and all things fresh and vibrant? This fruit salsa is just the thing. It’s perfectly delicious served with…

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Black-Eyed Peas with Kale

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Every summer, the farmer’s market is full of fresh, local, Southern favorites – black-eyed peas, cream peas, purple hull peas, and fresh pinto beans. Sure, you can buy some of these varieties dried at the grocery any time of year, but getting them fresh is like no other. They cook more quickly, of course (no soaking…

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