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Make Your Own Fireworks With This Fourth of July BBQ menu!

Make Your Own Fireworks With This Fourth of July BBQ menu!

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are hosting a backyard barbecue this Fourth of July (or even looking for some scrumptious dishes to take along to another gathering), you’re in luck! This complete menu has something for everyone.

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Summer in a Cocktail: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

Summer in a Cocktail: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cucumber, a lemon, a handful of backyard mint and throw it together with a bottle of vodka and you’ve got a kickin’ summer cocktail that will get any party started.

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A Luscious Sweet Summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler

A Luscious Sweet Summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This cobbler takes the cake. It actually makes you forget about cake at all, because, who needs cake when you can have a crisp, chewy, buttery cobbler infused with vanilla and covered in bubbling tender juicy nectarines?

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Crowd-Pleasing Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This crowd-pleasing couscous pasta salad will win you smiles from both the adults and kids. It’s quick, easy, and versatile and perfect for barbecues, picnics, or any outdoor gathering.

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Summer BBQ Recipe: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Arugula Salad

Summer BBQ Recipe: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Arugula Salad

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing like the smell of steak hitting a hot sizzling grill. Pop open a beer and kick up your heels, this party is about to get started.

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A Simple, Versatile Summer Salad: Shaved Zucchini with Lemon, Almonds, and Asiago

A Simple, Versatile Summer Salad: Shaved Zucchini with Lemon, Almonds, and Asiago

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is hands down my favorite summer salad. It’s particularly great when you’re in a hurry and if you have a surplus of plump zucchini.

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Summer BBQ Recipe: Throw Your Corn On The Grill!

Summer BBQ Recipe: Throw Your Corn On The Grill!

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet smoky corn-on-the-cob is a grill’s best friend in the summer. It’s quick, easy, and when you slather it with homemade cilantro-lime pesto, it’s out of this world.

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Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Lamb is fantastic on the grill, so this Fourth of July, try some lamb burgers jazzed up with cilantro, scallions, and an unexpected hit of fresh ginger, dolloped with cool herbed yogurt. For vegetarians, there’s a smoky spread of grilled eggplant and tahini, scooped into grilled pita and topped with crunchy carrot-mint salad.

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Hackers use @foxnewspolitics to Tweet Fake Obama Assassination at Restaurant

Hackers use @foxnewspolitics to Tweet Fake Obama Assassination at Restaurant

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Mashable a hacker group calling themselves Scriptkiddies broke into the Fox News Politics twitter account @foxnewspolitics on July 4th and started sending fake tweets about President Barack Obama being assassinated at Ross’ Restaurant in Iowa. So, why did the hackers pick Ross’ Restaurant?

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Staycation Eye Candy: The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Staycation Eye Candy: The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A visual stroll through the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market.

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A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This three-layer chocolate cake is perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho

Heading off to a 4th of July barbecue? Make your hosts (and their guests) happy: bring gazpacho! And not just any old gazpacho, but a luscious version that adds ripe summer strawberries for that perfect balance of tangy and sweet.

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Patio Potato Farming: The Harvest

Patio Potato Farming: The Harvest

How did we celebrate the 4th of July up in Bernal? We harvested the tater bucket! To be really true red-white-and-blue homesteaders, we could have whisked up some homemade mayonnaise and made all-American potato salad. But the patio potatoes were too few, and too precious, for that.

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Happy 4th: From My Village to Yours.

Happy 4th: From My Village to Yours.

| July 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Where I work, there are a small handful of men who occasionally begin their sentences with the phrase “In my village…”

“In my village, we have a festival.” “In my village, we would never treat an octopus in such a way.”

These men can get away with saying such things as easily as they can get away with calling women “baby” because they are Greek. The have the accent, they have an old world charm about them that clings like the smell of clove and stale cigarette smoke.

And I have always been a little bit jealous. If I were to ever pepper my sentences with the words “In my village…” People would most likely assume it was Greenwich Village. And I can just forget about using the word “baby.” Ever.

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