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  • Stir It Up! Light peach cobbler

    One crust and using less sugar make this traditional dessert lighter and showcases the fresh taste of peaches instead of the pastry.

  • Stir It Up! The simple pleasure of a summer salad

    A refreshing summer lunch is just minutes away. Rip up some lettuce, chop a few veggies, and top with quality cheese and oil and vinegar, no recipe or instructions are needed for this garden salad. 

  • Stir It Up! Portugese egg tarts (pasteis de nata)

    Convents and monasteries in 19th-century Portugal used large quantities of egg whites for starching nuns’ habits and monks’ cassocks and the leftover egg yolks were turned into cakes and pastries, such as Lisbon's world famous pastéis de natas.

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September 2, 2014

Photos of the Day 09/02

Men position an inflatable giant figure in the shape of a pink river dolphin in front of the National Congress in Brazil. The figure was placed by organizers of the Red Alert conservation campaign, which is trying to halt the killing of dolphins, which is illegal but common.

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  • Stir It Up! Portugese egg tarts (pasteis de nata)

    Convents and monasteries in 19th-century Portugal used large quantities of egg whites for starching nuns’ habits and monks’ cassocks and the leftover egg yolks were turned into cakes and pastries, such as Lisbon's world famous pastéis de natas.

  • Stir It Up! Yellow tomato gazpacho with head-on shrimp

    Blend yellow tomatoes and peppers with olive oil and spices for this simple summer gazpacho. Garnish with nuts, chives, radishes, and grapes for a sophisticated finish.

  • Stir It Up! Bakery style peanut butter cookies

    These cookies will knock the socks off any peanut butter-lover. If you can't do peanut butter without chocolate, top each cookie dough ball with chopped peanut butter cups or add some chocolate chips to the dough.

  • Stir It Up! Cherry tomatoes in cream

    Tomato season is finally here! Pair this bright, summery side dish with a grilled steak or fish fillet. 

  • Stir It Up! Hainanese chicken with rice

    By using both the meat and the stock from the bird, this chicken and rice dish is especially flavorful. The freshness of the vegetables adds a great summer crunch!

  • Stir It Up! Shashlik – grilled lamb kebabs

    This Russian interpretation of lamb kebabs incorporates zucchini, tomatoes, red onions, and an array of spices. Delicious alone, with rice or salad, or wrapped in pita!

  • Stir It Up! Miso chive butter

    The fifth taste sensation, umami, with its 'pleasant savory taste' comes through perfectly in this delicious butter. It pairs well with steak, as it is in this recipe, but can complement any dish in need of some nuanced flavor.

  • Stir It Up! Farmers' market vegetable tart

    Using local ingredients gives this tart a homegrown feel, especially with the many vegetable and cheese options available from summer farmers' markets. The Parmesan and thyme in the crust are the perfect complement to the fresh flavors of the vegetables. 

  • Stir It Up! Russian blueberry pancakes

    Russian blueberry pancakes made with kefir add a tangy taste to the batter similar to buttermilk pancakes.

  • Stir It Up! Salmorejo: chilled Spanish tomato soup

    This recipe includes soaking the ingredients which mellows the soup, cutting the bite of the onions and garlic and softening the tomato skins. The soaked bread is a simple thickener often found in Mediterranean dishes.

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