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Food & Drink

How to make a summer tart smart

This scrumptious dessert has everything you expect from a summer tart: a buttery crust, a creamy center and a crown of colorful berries. As tarts tend to be, it’s an ideal ending for an alfresco dinner or a treat with an iced tea in the afternoon.

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In defense of hard-shell tacos

Hard-shell tacos should need no defense from those who denounce the golden fried vessels classically filled with seasoned ground beef, yellow cheddar cheese, white sour cream, green iceberg lettuce and diced red tomato.

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Fish tacos, with aloha spirit

Fish tacos make a fine summer meal. They are substantial and satisfying enough to fuel you for all your outdoor activities yet light enough so they don’t weigh you down. Like the season itself, they are casual, social and fun.

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Is your refrigerator-freezer healthy?

The temperature, how you arrange the food, and how often you clean the inside of your refrigerator and freezer can affect your health. Jeff Olsen speaks with a registered dietitian from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program about a plan for a healthy refrigerator-freezer.

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New Southern pea named for retired Clemson plant breeder

Just like thoroughbred owners and George Foreman, every plant breeder has a particular way of assigning names. Some breeders keep atlases in their offices so each kind of cotton and corn can bear the name of a different river. Others work their way through lists of military generals or paperback writers, which is how the world ended up with strawberries called Clancy and L’Amour.

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Pot roast like grandma used to make

Pot roast was one of the first dishes chef Gavin Kaysen learned to cook, if you can call it cooking. The recipe he used as a teenager growing up in Bloomington, Minn., a Twin Cities suburb, required no culinary training.

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Vegetarian meals in a bowl

Lukas Volger is a vegetarian cookbook author I have long admired, ever since he reversed my veggie burger cynicism with his 2010 cookbook, “Veggie Burgers Every Which Way.” He is a master at creating attractive vegetarian and vegan meals that are put together with a light hand but that fill you up.

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Pepper and egg sandwich gets a twist

For a twist on classic pepper and egg sandwich, a favorite of the Lenten season, we give you this version with three peppers: red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and for a hint of Mexico, jalepeno. To wash that down you’ll want a lively wine that stands up to the vegetables and cuts through the rich eggs.

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Is your refrigerator-freezer healthy?

The temperature, how you arrange the food, and how often you clean the inside of your refrigerator and freezer can affect your health. Jeff Olsen speaks with a registered dietitian from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program about a plan for a healthy refrigerator-freezer.
Credit: The Mayo Clinic
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