by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Tag Archive 'summer'

Farmer’s market salad = dinner

In this sultry summery heat, I crave salad for dinner. Although it needs to be refreshing, a leafy affair or an all-raw dish does not satisfy, the salad has to be substantial without being heavy. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to put to use the produce that’s in season here right now—sugar snap peas, […]

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The really good organic heirloom tomatoes have just hit the farmer’s market: plump, juicy, tangy and sweet. I know it’s hard at the moment to think of eating a dish that doesn’t revolve around a tomato of some sort, but this tasty beet salad is so good and deliciously refreshing that I had to share […]

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Goji-strawberry smoothie

It’s only on these rather hot and humid summer mornings that I entertain the idea of making a smoothie. Although delicious, blended berries rarely make their way into my breakfast routine – I usually eat them whole out of hand or scattered over my staple summer breakfast bowl. If you’re a smoothie fan then you’ll love […]

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I’m back in the swing of things after spending half of August in lovely Nantucket. I wanted to share a simple recipe before fall swoops us up and a pot of soup is on the stove, which isn’t far off! Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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Many years ago, a simple bowl of spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce was on the cover of Gourmet magazine and the beautifully photographed image has stuck with me ever since. Strangely, I don’t think I ever actually made it, although I have considered it every summer. Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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I wanted to share one of the recipes I created for Whole Living’s July/August issue. For those of you who are not on my newsletter list, I developed 8 summer recipes focusing on cooling foods from an Ayurvedic perspective. You can now see all the recipes at wholeliving.com.  There’s a little info on Ayurveda at […]

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Sweet Corn Soup

The first thing I did when I returned from my vacation was go straight to the Tompkins Square Park farmers market and buy sweet corn from Norwich Meadow Farms. Of all of the green markets I visit in New York, they are the only growers that sell organic sweet corn. It’s ready a little later […]

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White Bean Aioli

The idea for a white bean aioli came to me when I was trying to think of a good vegan option for mayonnaise on a tempeh burger (recipe in the works). If I was to smear this on a bun, I might thin it out with more olive oil and maybe some lemon juice too. […]

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    Sweet corn, basil and tomatoes are some of my favorite summer ingredients and on a recent trip home from the market I was trying to decide how I could combine them all for dinner. Actually, I was still figuring it out as I sautéed some summer squash, that had to be used and […]

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                                I had promised a couple of weeks back to give you some recipes for simple grains to eat with all the condiments you now have in your fridge. Having cooked grains on hand makes it so easy to prepare […]

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