Thai Grilled Chicken with Coconut Milk Marinade

Thai Grilled Chicken with Coconut Milk Marinade - Andrea Meyers

Whenever we make a trip to Costco, I always stop to browse the books aisle, and every once in a while I come across some finds that make their way into the cart. Earlier this summer I found a big paperback book simply called Thai & Asian by Deh-Ta Hsiung (previously published as Thai and… 

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Cherry Pomegranate Sorbet

Cherry Pomegranate Sorbet - Andrea Meyers

There’s a few things that you’ll always find in our refrigerator, things that fall into our Can’t Live Without category: salsa, lemons, limes, Greek yogurt, milk, half & half, cottage cheese, pickles, hot sauce, baby carrots, beer, and pomegranate juice. Actually I think the list is probably longer based on the amount of stuff that’s… 

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Cannellini Bean Dip with Garlic Scapes

Cannellini Bean Dip with Garlic Scapes - Andrea Meyers

We’re off visiting family in the Adirondacks this week, enjoying a small town Fourth of July celebration, fishing, hiking, playing at the lake, cookouts, and evening campfires with roasted marshmallows, s’mores, and campfire pies. We’ll return in a few days feeling rested, a little sunburned, and ready to resume work in the garden, which hopefully… 

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Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

For us the Fourth of July is about celebrating our nation’s heritage as well as family, friends, parades, fireworks, and of course the annual Fourth of July cookout. Our cookouts vary somewhat from year to year, but we always have some kind of potato salad for the Fourth, and this potato salad recipe is particularly… 

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Mango Blueberry Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Mango Blueberry Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

In 2007 we bought two blueberry bushes, the low bush variety that produces small berries like our favorite wild blueberries from Maine. We almost lost them due to flooding both the first and second year, but somehow they managed to survive, though they haven’t produced berries yet. It takes a few years for blueberry bushes… 

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French Green Beans with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

Green Beans Recipe with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts - Andrea Meyers

Our nighttime temperatures settled into the 60s last week, so we could finally plant the basil, peppers, eggplant, and beans. My favorite kind of bean is the very thin French type, aka fillet beans, and we decided to try growing them last year. We planted the Maxibel variety of fillet beans and the plants sprouted… 

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Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

Andrea Meyers - Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

We started growing culinary lavender in our garden two summers ago, then last summer had to move the plants to pots to make room for more vegetables. One of my lavenders didn’t fare well, but the other two were doing splendidly until the uber snow storms of 2010. They look rather spindly now, a mere… 

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Snow Peas, and My Thoughts on Carbon Steel Woks

Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Snow Peas - Andrea Meyers

My carbon steel wok is 13 years old and a treasured part of my kitchen gear. I found it for $5 on a clearance table and snapped it up, and that little bargain has proven invaluable over time. It wasn’t my first wok as I had given the nonstick woks a try, but after going… 

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Spring Greens Salad with Asparagus, Snow Peas, Radishes, and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Andrea Meyers - Spring Greens Salad with Asparagus, Snow Peas, Radishes, and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Our spring garden is not as full as the summer garden, but each year we add a little more with the hope that eventually we will have a large cool weather garden space. This spring we planted snow peas, sugar snap peas, rhubarb, three kinds of radishes, two kinds of radicchio, butterhead and romaine lettuce,… 

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