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August 2010 Desktop Calendar

August 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for August is a picture of slow-roasted tomatoes (tomates confites in French), a fine way of preserving a glut of fresh tomatoes, if such is your delicious plight.

It’s simple, really: you just bake halved tomatoes for a few hours in a low oven, and the process leaves you with scarlet half-moons that pack a tomato punch, ready to be thrown later in salads, sandwiches, pasta, and assorted dips and spreads. (See recipe details.)

What about you, what’s your favorite way to deal with too many tomatoes?

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July 2010 Desktop Calendar

July 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for July is a picture of zucchini blossoms shot at Alain Passard’s vegetable garden a few years ago. It was a memorable visit that inspires me to this day, and in case you missed my report then, I invite you to take a look at the post and the accompanying photo set. If you’re stuck in the city this summer, perhaps they will provide a measure of refreshment.

And as far as zucchini blossoms are concerned, I’ve tried stuffing them in various ways and it was fine (especially when the filling involved fresh sheep’s milk cheese), but really, nothing beats frying them.

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June 2010 Desktop Calendar

June 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for June is a picture of my macadamia maple granola, which makes a splendid topping for yogurt and stewed fruits, and is featured in my cookbook in the Creamy Mango Ricotta recipe.

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May 2010 Desktop Calendar

May 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for May is a picture of my beloved green pea cilantro spread, which I can’t wait to make with the first green peas of the season. (And if they choose to take a little more time where you live, no matter: frozen peas work really well in this recipe, too.)

And you, to what spring produce are you most eagerly looking forward?

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April 2010 Desktop Calendar

April 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for April is a picture of these sugar-studded brioches I wrote about a few years ago, and have made again several times since then — with much less hand-wringing. Let this be a message of encouragement to anyone who’s still intimidated by yeast!

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