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Ingredients 4 cups of oats 2 1/2 cups nuts 1 1/2 cups of flaked coconuts 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup sweet goop 2 cups of dried fruit Optional: 1 tbsp vanilla Optional: 4 tbsp flax seeds Preparation Mix all dry … Continue reading

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Tarragon Cucumber Pickles

found in The New York Times Adapted from Josh Eden, Shorty’s.32 Time: 30 minutes, plus 1 to 3 hours’ refrigeration Ingredients 2 large cucumbers (about 1 1/2 pounds) 4 large tarragon sprigs, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons mustard seeds … Continue reading

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(Lattice-Topped) Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

From Bon Appétit, April 1997 yield: Serves 8 “This is a pretty pie, with the perfect combination of strawberries, rhubarb and cinnamon, and a delicate, flaky crust.” Ingredients For crust 3 cups all purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar 3/4 … Continue reading

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Warm Potato Salad with Lemon and Dill

From Gourmet, June 2003 yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 2 pounds small yellow-fleshed potatoes such as Yukon Gold 1 small red onion, finely chopped (1/3 cup) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sour cream … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Basil and Mint

Ingredients 6 (1/4-inch-thick) lemon slices 6 (1/4-inch-thick) lime slices 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 (1-inch-thick) pieces salmon fillet with skin (6 oz each) Fine sea salt to taste 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, thinly … Continue reading

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Grilled Swordfish with Mint-Cucumber Salsa

from Bon Appetit, August 1995 2 Servings; can be doubled Ingredients 3/4 cup diced seeded peeled cucumber 6 tablespoons chopped red onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons … Continue reading

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Bleu Cheese Dressing

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 cup coarsely crumbled blue cheese Buttermilk (optional) Preparation Mix in a bowl. Thin with buttermilk, if desired.

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Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

From Gourmet | August 2001 Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 1 hr Yield: Makes about 24 large cookies Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 large eggs … Continue reading

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Ginger Ale

From Time: 5 minutes 4 teaspoons fresh ginger juice (see note) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice plus lime wedge, for garnish 1 1/4 cups cold club soda. Stir ginger juice, sugar and lime juice in 16-ounce … Continue reading

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Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate Meringues

Ingredients 1/2 cup unsweetened medium shredded coconut 3 large egg whites 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup coarsely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (pieces will vary in size from shavings to the size of small peas; about 2 1/2 ounces) Preparation … Continue reading

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