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cookbooks

Val’s Got a Crush: New Cookbooks

Cookbooks are a deeply personal item, selecting the right fit is about choosing the style of food that best resonates with how you like to cook. For me, it’s always starts with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

fresh peach ice cream

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Stone fruit is at its peak season, so grab ‘em while the gettin’s good and then use them to make this perfect peach ice cream.

How To Roast Beets

Roasting beets enhances their natural flavor; once roasted you can use toss them in salads with a smattering of your favorite cheese (I’m always partial to feta), thrown in the blender to make a refreshing borscht or served on a vegetable platter.

Bagna Cauda with Spring Vegetables

This wonderfully warm, zesty, garlic dip is a delight to serve with garden veggies on a cool spring evening. Bagna Cauda, hailing from the Piedmont area of Italy, is the perfect accompaniment to grilled asparagus (featured last Friday), but will go with pretty much any crispy garden vegetable.