Beet, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Salad

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Beets are one of those vegetables that people seem incredibly reluctant to work with.  Which is really a shame because they are very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious — unbelievable sweet and earthy at the same time.  Last time I was at the farmer’s market I saw some gorgeous golden beets beside the ubiquitous… 

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Pasta Bolognese

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Everyone should have a great meat sauce in their cooking arsenal — my personal go-to is a great bolognese, an Italian beef ragu that’s made even better with veal and pancetta. Slow cook this for an hour or so —letting the flavors meld together and the smell cloak your house in the aromas of grandma’s… 

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Balsamic and Honey Roasted Heirloom Carrots

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One of best things about living in New York is that there seems to be a farmer’s market around every corner. There’s something about living in a concrete jungle that makes you appreciate something grown or raised out in an open field, so I’m particularly grateful that so many amazing farmers drive their products into… 

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