Watermelon, Spinach and Zucchini Noodle Salad

A fresh, cooling summer dish featuring watermelon’s savory side.

Watermelon, Spinach and Zucchini Noodle Salad

Wonderfully cool and crunchy, watermelon is truly the perfect summer food.

Refreshingly delicious, it keeps you hydrated while offering a good dose of potassium and lycopene.  And while biting into a freshly cut slice on a hot day is one of those simple summer pleasures, it’s also equally tasty paired with more savory flavors, making it a multitasking kind of fruit.

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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Italian Cream Soda

A pretty pink sparkling drink made with balsamic roasted strawberries.

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Italian Cream Soda

I’ve learned over the years that I simply have no impulse control when it comes to farmer’s markets.  The number of bags I bring and my ability to carry it all back seem to be the only deterrents to my need to snatch up everything in sight.

That holds particularly true for berry season so of course I’m swimming in strawberries at the moment, and raspberries and blackberries are next on my list.

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2014 in Review: Favorite Recipes from Gourmande in the Kitchen

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A collection of  favorite recipes on Gourmande in the Kitchen  from each month in 2014. It’s almost the beginning of 2015 and time to ring… 

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Cauliflower “Fried Rice” From The Grain-Free Family Table | Interview with the Author and Giveaway

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A recipe for Cauliflower “Fried Rice” and an interview with the author of The Grain-Free Family Table, Carrie Vitt. You may already know Carrie Vitt, she’s the author… 

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Raw Raspberry Chocolates

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Simple but sophisticated raw chocolates topped with raspberries and pink salt make a wonderful homemade treat. If you’re still looking for a simple but tasty… 

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Roasted Chestnuts with Sage Browned Butter

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Make a batch of roasted chestnuts with a drizzle of sage browned butter this winter. The sweet smell of chestnuts roasting in the air is one… 

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Dark Chocolate Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

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Dark and intense, these aren’t your ordinary macaroon cookies. These deep, rich, chocolate macaroon thumbprint cookies are one of my favorites to make around the… 

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Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

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10 great ideas for everyone on your list and a chance to win each one. (Over $700 worth of gifts!)   It’s finally here…the holiday season… 

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Cinnamon Cranberry Poached Apples

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Tiny poached apples served in sweetly spiced syrup infused with warming spices like cinnamon, vanilla, star anise and the tartness of fresh cranberries.  These poached… 

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Creamy Baked Parsnips with Thyme

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An easy, creamy side of oven-braised parsnips with thyme. Braising has a way of bringing out the best in certain vegetables.  Take parsnips, for example;… 

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Thai-Style Coconut, Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

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 A quick and hearty soup with sweet potatoes and spinach in a creamy coconut broth with Thai spices.  So let’s talk soup.  More specifically let’s… 

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Coconut Caramel Pecan Bars

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Pecan bars with a hint of cinnamon topped with a tender coconut caramel. This is one of those kinds of treats that I like to… 

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