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  1. Happy Birthday! I think cooking with local, seasonal ingredients is simple because truly fresh produce doesn’t need much to taste great. Getting to the farmers market every Saturday and resisting the urge to order pizza on a stressed out weeknight is a whole “nother” story. Congrats on Gourmet Live and these baked nectarines look gorgeous.

    • Hi Dorie, It’s so true about seasonal ingredients, they have so much more flavor. I feel like many of us have forgotten what things *should* taste like (tomatoes, I’m looking st you). And, that stressed out weeknight thing happens here too. I say, c’est la vie.

  2. Happy, happy birthday! I agree with you about eating seasonally. I’ve paid closer attention to the seasons the last few years and I am a happier, healthier person for it. It might seem like “more work” to educate yourself, but a CSA is a wonderful way to support local farms and have in-season food. It also pushes me to be more creative in the kitchen. The roasted nectarines and spiced honey sound wonderful!

  3. First, happy birthday!
    Second, I loved, loved, loved meeting you this weekend at BSP. You are a gem.

  4. Yum! Absolutely mouthwatering…

  5. Happy birthday! It was so so great to meet you! I’m totally down for future Brooklyn Potluck events.

  6. Happy Birthday to you! We eat seasonally here. I am in love with my farmers market. During the summer months we buy all our vegetables and fruits from local farms and only by pantry stuff from the grocery. Love this recipe by the way, it looks fabulous!

  7. Heather Braun

    Happy birthday, somewhat late. Just did the Purslane with grilled corn and avocado dressing…yum. My family loved it. I didn’t have purslane, so I used greens from my garden. And I want to try these nectarines tonight yet.
    Love your approach to eating. Fresh, seasonal and full of yum. That is what we aim for in this house, although seasonal is a challenge, as we live in northern British Columbia and anything worth eating seems to be available in only one and a half months during our short summer.
    I came to this site through a search for sour cherry ice cream, my next project. And I immediately put you on my top ten favorite sites. Thanks for being here.

    • Hi Heather, Thanks so much for sharing your recipe feedback. I’m already grumpy about New York’s seemingly short growing season–your sounds like it would really make seasonal eating a challenge. We are so glad you like the blog–thanks for reading.

  8. Linda

    Happy birthday. We’re the nectarines “cake”? I found your site on Fine Cooking. I have made their mango lasso parfait and I’m crazy for cardamom. I am curious if I can infuse honey by cooking pods in it. Do you have any other favorites that use cardamom? I’m looking forward to reading your blog.

  9. Vonna

    First, a belated (but sincere) Happy Birthday.

    And, in answer to your query, you are absolutely right to “connect” with seasonal foods grown locally. First of all, don’t you sort of love the rush of anticipation, full enjoyment and then fond remembrance that comes with linking in to the availability of foods in their own good time? And doesn’t it also rather influence a nice “menu rotation” all by itself? We joined a CSA and I can tell you it’s like getting gifts all year round…..keeps us aware of the cycle of the seasons and inspires us to “make an effort” to get the most from this bounty – even if that means the simplest of preparations with the least alteration to what is so profoundly “good” about a particular ingredient. I hope the battering that Williamsburg has taken from Sandy and the recent blizzard will help all of us be more aware of our world and I hope, in particular, that you and your family are doing well….Thanks for your blog

    • Hi Vonna, Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I so agree that seasonal eating is a wonderful way to make our way through the year, and the simple eating that comes along with peak produce. Thanks also for your kind wishes for our family, we are all doing well this year – I hope the same goes for you and yours.

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