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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
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Late night at the office so we ended up with a quick mix inspired by jungle curry. 
- red curry paste
- sweet potato
- bay scallop
- smoked oysters
- ghee
- green bell pepper
- red onion
- cilantro
- green onion
- spinach
- tomato (from our garden)
- pistachio 
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When we got over to Ancram, NY with Dan and Steve we threw together a couple snacks.  Fortunately for us, they had a neighbor stop by with a bounty of goodies from his garden and our palate got very, very rich.
- tomato
- mixed micro greens
- balsamic vinegar
- kosher salt
- goat cheese
- pistachio 
- olive oil
- baguette
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While in Connecticut we hit the lovely Ferris Acres Creamery for a taste of their REALLY good ice creams. The Naddeo boys even had a little soft serve with their sprinkles. 
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Squid steaks may be my new thing.
Steaks.
- mirin
- coconut aminos
- sriracha
- soy sauce
- fish sauce
- rice vinegar
- squid steaks
Salsa.
- serrano peppers (from our garden)
- cilantro
- tomato (from dad’s garden)
- grape seed oil
- red wine vinegar
- garlic
- kosher salt
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Summer salads are the best salads.
- tomato (from dad’s garden)
- my dad’s sweet corn 
- spinach
- truffle and pistachio sausage (Homestead Meats)
- black pepper
- coconut aminos
- white onion
- kosher salt
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FINALLY.
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I have to say, tasting your first home brew is a really amazing thing. This one gallon recipe IPA from Northern Brewer really hit this spot this afternoon and there will be many more to come.  I’ve got the brewing bug, y’all.