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Grilled Figs Smothered in Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil: Summer Decadence

Grilled Figs Smothered in Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil: Summer Decadence

ShareTweet Figs are my absolute favorite summer fruit, but here in Chicago they’re only around for a few weeks. Blink and you’ll miss them. I scan the fruit bins as soon as I walk into the supermarket, searching for their feminine curves and midnight blue hues. And once I spot them, I lose my headContinue Reading

Celebrate Summer with Individual Raspberry Crumbles

Celebrate Summer with Individual Raspberry Crumbles

ShareTweet One of the special pleasures of summer is a warm raspberry cobbler at the end of a leisurely meal on the patio. Cobblers are so easy to throw together and very forgiving of changing dinner schedules. Topping a crumble with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream and having the cold meld with theContinue Reading

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tomato Tarte Tatin

ShareTweet Summer goes hand in hand with tomatoes. “> It doesn’t matter that the real beauties of summer, the sweet local tomatoes, haven’t arrived yet. As soon as the temperature rises, I crave tomatoes for breakfast lunch and dinner. We eat them raw. We toss them in quick and easy pasta dishes. We slice themContinue Reading