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A nice bavette cut pairs up with some summer veg to shut down a really amazing Labor Day weekend. 
- bavette
- black pepper
- kosher salt
- avocado
- tomato
- queso fresco 
- patty pan squash.
// grape seed oil
// kosher salt
// brown rice vinegar
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A trip up to Wisconsin yielded some really lovely tomatoes and a few ears of sweet corn that wound up in a “salad” last night.
- tomato
- buffalo mozzarella 
- sweet corn
- pickled red onion
- caramelized shallot
- pistachio 
- grilled bread 
- black pepper
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When life gives you Calumet Fisheries leftovers, make breakfast.
- smoked shrimp
- smoked lemon and pepper salmon
- yogurt
- greens
- coconut aminos
- pickled red onion
- ghee
- tomato
- egg
- kosher salt
- garlic
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Between Calumet Fisheries and our garden, we wound up with a pretty amazing spread for dinner. 
- smoked shrimp (Calumet)
- smoked lemon pepper salmon (Calumet) 
- smoked trout (Calumet)
- tomato (from our garden)
- pickled red onion.
// lime
// kosher salt
// red onion
- cornichon
- hot sauce (Calumet)
- toast
- cucumber
- yogurt sauce.
// dijon
// coconut aminos
// black pepper
// fat free greek yogurt
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We finally made it to Calumet Fisheries and boy was it worth the trip.  The smoked shrimp came with some hot sauce but it was hardly necessary.
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We freestyled some ramen with a bit of salmon and some veg.
Salmon.
- ghee
- curry powder
- kosher salt
- salmon
Everything Else.
- hippie dippy millet ramen (but it was good!)
- chicken stock
- white onion
- green onion
- black pepper
- red bell pepper sauce
- spinach
- red wine vinegar
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We had a lovely dinner with friends and this tasty treat was included in the first of what will be many wonderful dirt bag dinner parties. 
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Meena found some crawfish at the store and felt like whipping up a cajun styled dish.  
- crawfish
- green bell pepper
- white onion
- brown rice
- worcestershire sauce
- tobasco sauce
- kosher salt
- tomato sauce
- organic tomato soup
- green onion