Make a Giant Jar of Giant Pickles With a Giant Zucchini

I do not have a garden, but I have many gardener-type friends, and this means I enjoy free produce in the summer months. Some gifts, like two pounds of blackberries or many ripe tomatoes, are welcome, but a recent offering—a single zucchini—had vague troll vibes.

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Anything Can Be Gazpacho With the Right Attitude

We’ve officially reached Peak Summer Produce, which means we’re all desperate for a new angle on mountains of zucchini and rapidly decaying tomatoes. This is why I think everyone should know how to make a good gazpacho. It’s a delicious, no-heat-required way to obliterate a ton of produce, and you don’t even need a…

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Make Quick Pickles Even Quicker by Massaging Your Veggies

Quick pickles are the MVP of no-stove-required summer side dishes. Despite the name, some versions need to soak for an hour or two before they’re ready to eat. If you need a bright, crunchy vegetable side and you need it now, you can get things started with a little massage.

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Make Quick Pickles Even Quicker by Massaging Your Veggies

Quick pickles are the MVP of no-stove-required summer side dishes. Despite the name, some versions need to soak for an hour or two before they’re ready to eat. If you need a bright, crunchy vegetable side and you need it now, you can get things started with a little massage.

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You Should Grill Whole Heads of Garlic This Summer

Roasted garlic is the ultimate finishing touch. Smear it across a steak, mix it in a dip, or toss it with some sort of grilled vegetable salad, and it will make it better. But, in the summer months, the act of roasting turns your kitchen into a sweaty, unpleasant place. The great news is that you don’t have to choose…

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How to Make Your Own Vegan IKEA-Style Meatballs

Inspired by the success of their vegan hotdogs and soft serve, IKEA has announced plans to roll out a plant-based version of their classic pork and beef meatballs in the next year. But the official launch in summer 2020 is still a long ways off, and if you can’t wait that long, I’ve got your back. You don’t need…

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Endive Is the Perfect Party Green

Good party food can be eaten without plates or flatware. This means it should be stab-able, scoop-able, or come pre-loaded onto an edible delivery system. You won’t be able to stab anything with an endive leaf, but it makes an excellent scoop, and a truly elegant delivery system.

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This Green Garlic Sauce Tastes Like a Pringle

People lose their minds for ramps, and I get it. They are a very good vegetable, and the limited-time-only nature of the allium drives their appeal. But those things are expensive. Do not misunderstand me: I am very excited to eat the ramps in my fridge. However, the real garlicky, oniony, vibrant-hued, cost-effective …

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Ramp-Wrapped Scallops Are Better Than Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

I have never fully understood the appeal of a bacon-wrapped scallop. Though I love both of these treasures, meaty, cured bacon is simply too aggressive for the delicate, sweet scallop. It’s self-defeating lily gilding, and I don’t like it. Plus, unless you pre-cook it, the bacon doesn’t have enough time to crisp up…

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You Can Treat Radishes Like Little Potatoes

To most, radishes are a salad vegetable, and a good one at that. I really enjoy a raw radish—particularly dipped in butter with a pinch of salt—but a cooked radish is surprisingly delightful.

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