We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.
We’ve transitioned from summer fest to fall fest, and this week we’re talking about spinach. Paneer with Spinach, also called Palak Paneer, is a vegetarian Indian dish made with . . . well, spinach, and paneer, a firm Indian cheese. It’s quite popular; it gets prominent placement on Indian menus and is usually part of an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet. But making your own at home is easier than you think.
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BLT Bruschetta from Chuck's Day Off
I’ve been known to make BLT sandwiches once a week all summer, while tomatoes are at their peak. The classic BLT is quick, simple and requires very little planning, shopping or cooking. My secret ingredients: mayo and crunchy peanut butter—mayo slathered on the top slice of bread and PB on the bottom. It’s really hard to beat (honestly, go try it!), but I’m always on the lookout for new riffs on my favorite sandwich.
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"Kick The Can" Strawberry Ice Cream
With weather hovering in the 90s all weekend, I couldn’t wait for Cooking Channel’s Ice Cream Truck to head to Knoxville to get my icy fix. My head filled with just four words: Need. Ice. Cream. Now. (It was too hot for complete sentences.)
The Food Jammers crew had the same craving on a camping trip, but they weren’t waiting around for that ice cream truck, either. They got to work making ice cream DIY-style — with two coffee cans and a campfire. I was inspired to make my own, sans ice cream maker.
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Summer in a bowl: David Rocco's panzanella salad
On a sweltering Sunday, the last thing I wanted to do was turn on a burner or the oven. It was the perfect day for light, refreshing no-cook recipes. Maybe a salad, I thought, but not any old boring jumble of lettuce and dressing. A couple fresh Italian salads from David Rocco’s Dolce Vita caught my eye and I knew they’d make an ideal summer meal.
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Anjum Anand's Oven-Fried Chile Chicken was delicious with my Indian leftovers
I love recipes—my apartment is overflowing with cookbooks, food magazines and recipes printed from online food sites—but I’m definitely a big improviser, barely ever following them to the letter.
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Chicken Burger with Lemongrass and Lime from Bill's Holiday
We’re blazing our way through Cooking Channel recipes, one show at a time. Hope you’re cooking along! Leave links to your blogs and post pictures to Facebook.
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Chicken Chow Mein from Chinese Food Made Easy
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