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Feta and Pistachio Dip for Tangueros

Tango, Steve’s and my new hobby, has grown into a passion as compelling as my love for cooking. In this first blog post after way too long away, I am combining these two obsessions, offering the recipe for a dip I recently made for a dance event. It was the opening party for our tango teacher’s (Makela Brizuela) new studio. A live band played music that was so enticing; I twirled through every tanda (group of 3 to 4 songs in the same style, usually danced with the same partner).

Market Inspirations
Beet, Feta, and Walnut Salad

beet-feta-walnut-salad.jpgHeirloom beets are showing up in spectacular colors at the farmers’ markets- golden, red, deep purple, and candy cane stripe. Beets with firm, glossy leaves offer a bonus: delicious cooking greens.

Roasting the beet roots intensifies their earthy flavors. Cut off the tops and save them in a plastic bag to cook later. Cut the root tips off too. Then wrap the beets tightly in foil and bake in a hot oven (400°F, or at whatever temperature you are cooking something else) until tender when pierced with a small sharp knife. After the beets cool slightly, the skin will pull off easily. The cooked beets can be stored in the fridge for later use. 

Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta Cheese

During the summer, when I get home from my weekly visit to the farmers’ market, it always seems like I have purchased too many heirloom tomatoes. But every week we devour them all.
A few of my favorite preparations:
- a quick salad of large tomato wedges, sprinkled with salt and pepper, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, and finished with a shower of fresh marjoram or basil
- to accompany grilled fish or chicken, sweet cherry tomatoes halved and sautéed with red onion and thyme
- for an intense cold soup, the ripest specimens pureed with extra-virgin olive oil, shallots, and breadcrumbs

Chicken, Peach, Feta, and Spinach Salad

Last night I made this no-cook salad, perfect for a hot evening. I used leftover chicken from the previous night and peaches from our peach picking adventure.

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