Watermelon Steak Topped with Chickpea and Feta Salad Recipe

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A warm night, a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, and a big bowl of watermelon with feta cheese: if we had to take a guess, that would be our mom’s definition of the perfect summer dinner. If you’ve never tasted watermelon and feta together before, it may sound like a strange combination. But give it a taste, and you will certainly be hooked. The sweetness of the juicy watermelon meets the rich, salty feta creating an explosion of flavor on every perfect bite.

Posted on July 25, 2016

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Sheet Pan Chimichurri Cod with Potatoes and Squash Recipe

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I come from a family of hunters and gatherers, and the younger generations are no exception. My grandfather owned and operated a farm in Cuba, and to this day, enjoys reaping what he sows. This love of farm-to-table delicacies doesn’t end in the garden, either. Some of my fondest and earliest memories are of our family fishing trips. We’d each have our own special fishing chairs, and our rods would line the lake like saber arches, saluting the swimming fish. In the evening, dinner always included the catch of the day.  Fortunately for me, I married someone whose family traditions also included spending quality time with a fishing rod in hand. Despite growing up clear across the country, my husband often shares stories about his experiences fishing with his grandfather.

Posted on July 19, 2016

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Black Cherry Soda Ice Cream Float Recipe

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There’s nothing quite like a pastrami sandwich and a Dr. Brown’s black cherry soda. To me they go together like peanut butter and jelly and bring me back to my childhood when we would visit my aunt Harriet in Queens and stop by the deli for dinner. My dad would always order the same thing: chopped liver and tongue sandwich with a Cel-Ray soda. My poison of choice was pastrami, and a black cherry.

Posted on July 14, 2016

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