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savory navy beans

I love beans. And these savory navy beans are near the top of my list. Rosemary. Thyme. Parsley. Onions and garlic. Shallot. What’s not to love? I also love how the house smells when I cook this. It’s a meal in a bowl. A stew really. Nourishing. Satisfying. Just good.

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panzanella – tuscan tomato bread salad

Panzanella is a tuscan tomato bread salad from the land of endless summer. If you like tomatoes and you like bread you owe it to yourself to try it at least once.

Where I live tomatoes are trucked for miles in winter. I think they’re tomatoes. That what the sign says. The taste says nothing. Nothing. Dust. In summer though, picked at the peak of ripeness from nearby farms the tomato is a magical thing. For me, it just screams summer and I work them into almost every meal for as long as they last.

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killer mac and cheese

This is one of those recipes that you have to be careful with. It’s good. Very good. Crazy good. This mac and cheese is┬áso good it can outshine your lovingly prepared mains. I know. I’ve done it to myself. More than once.

But it can be a secret weapon as well. Imagine you are going to a pot luck and you want to be the star. This is a dish that can do it. The ultimate sleeper side.

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