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Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.
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Summer’s Last Hurrah
Summer is quickly coming to a close and Autumn will soon cool the air. It’s time o take advantage of the fresh summer vegetable and herbs from your own garden or from the local farm stand. Here are a few recipes for the last long weekend of Summer. There is an Accidentally Creamier Potato salad; and an easy Salt and Pepper Roast Chicken with “how to” directions for perfection. Start the meal off with a summery Clam Chowder that has a Tuscan slant and uses fresh corn and zucchini
Karsten Moran for The New York Times
Summer corn and clam chowder is like a clambake in a bowl, emphasizing the sweetness of each ingredient. To give the chowder a somewhat Italian slant and to magnify the corn flavor, a handful of polenta is used to thicken the broth slightly, as is the case with certain Tuscan vegetable soups. David Tanis
Calling for just four ingredients – chicken, salt, pepper and whatever herbs you have around – this is a recipe for roast chicken at its simplest and best. The method is fairly straightforward. You season the bird, then roast it at high heat until the skin is bronzed and crisp and the flesh juicy. Melissa Clark
Creamier than a classic potato salad, and chunkier and zestier than regular mashed potatoes, this hybrid dish can be served warm or at room temperature, when its texture is at its softest and best. (Never serve this cold; no one likes cold mashed potatoes.)
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