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Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup

A simple concoction of puréed melon and milk, brightened with a little lemon zest. So simple and yet ... somehow so unusual, so comforting, so not-your-every-day cantaloupe. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes.
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Once upon a time a Sunday, a girl sat on a stool in what by the standards of the day was a big kitchen. She marveled at the commercial cooktop's high-BTU burners and the double ovens.This was no showcase gourmet kitchen. It was a cook's kitchen with good knives within easy reach, a granite workspace for rolling crusts and croissants, a pantry lined with not-then-common small appliances, a food processor, a bread maker, an ice cream maker, a wine cooler. Years of Gourmet magazines were in easily searchable stacks.Mostly, she marveled at the kitchen dance performed by the cooks, a h…

Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches

A simple summer supper, just quick-seared chicken breasts finished during a short stint in the oven surrounded by fresh and summer-juicy peaches. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes.
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"A weed is only a flower out of place," my mother used to say. She had a knack for gardening, her able assistants the short cool summers and long light-filled days of Northern Minnesota. As Mother Nature bears down on much of the U.S. – punishing heat and parching dryness – during this summer of 2012, my own gardens wither and I'm deciding that my definition of a weed is different. "A weed is what survives heat, drought and neglect while the pampered and watered potted plants scorch and shrivel." HOW TO RIPEN PEACHES Peaches will continue to ripen off the tree, the ones we find at the supe…