Salad of Cucumbers, Smoked Trout, Nasturtium & Buttermilk Dill Dressing

This salad harkens back to meals around the dinner table with my mother. Growing up, we used to eat cucumber salad tossed with sour cream, vinegar and sliced onion. It was simple and delicious, especially when the cucumbers were in season, which only happens once a year. I’ve added garlic pickle and dill pickle to…

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Sumac & Sancho Pepper Grilled Salmon with Summer Squash & Grated Tomato Vinaigrette

Staghorn sumac is a popular seasoning in much of the Mediterranean. Sumac adds a lemony citrus perk to any dish. It plays beautifully with the salmon in this recipe as well. Coupled with Japanese Sancho pepper, which is peppery with a nice citrus note, this recipe reinvents the classic “lemon pepper” seasoning of my childhood…

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