Root Vegetables Two Ways
Susie Middleton
Roasted Parsnip Fries

These oven fries are delicious on their own with a little extra salt or you can add the lime-maple drizzle. If you have more than one pound of parsnips, use two large sheet pans instead of one. The parsnips will steam instead of roast if they are too crowded. One pound will just about fit on one large sheet pan and serve three people; use two pounds and two sheet pans to serve six. Parsnips come in unwieldy shapes so don’t worry about cutting perfect sticks; just aim to be as consistent as possible with thickness.

Serves 3 as a side dish

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Stir-Fried Eggplant, Mushrooms, Corn and Peanuts and Lemon-Ginger-Soy Sauce
Susie Middleton
Eggplant, corn and peanuts are wonderful late-summer partners.
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Susie Middleton
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Susie Middleton
I’ll point out two other obvious benefits to the fair: It’s fun (of course). And you get to eat whatever you want.
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Susie Middleton

Lately I have been obsessed with bread — toast to be more accurate. Well, who am I kidding? It hasn’t just been lately.

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Summer Greens Salad with Grilled Steak, Shallots and Blue Cheese
Susie Middleton
Serving the salad on top of the grilled steak is a nice presentation. A local blue cheese like Bluebird from the Grey Barn and Farm is nice.
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A Reliable Guide to Steak 101, Reliably
Susie Middleton
Announcement: The topic for this week’s Off the Menu column is steak. Those of you who feel like you need to start laughing now, go ahead and get that out of the way.
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Don't Fear the Bounty of Zucchini
Susie Middleton
This is not your mother’s zucchini story.
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The Cook, the Stew, and the Fish Monger
Susie Middleton
My path crossed with Kay Goldstein’s one warm summer night at the Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah eight years ago.
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Hold the Heat, Pass the Honey
Susie Middleton

That honey had me at hello. It was the color of late afternoon sunlight falling across an October field.

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