Good morning. I haven’t been writing a lot about no-recipe recipes these previous few weeks, most likely as a result of so many people are cooking no-recipe recipes on a regular basis now, utilizing the bounty of the season for freestyle tomato sandwiches, huge bowls of steamed clams, piles of corn. It’s sizzling and sticky the place I keep, and typically the thought of following directions step-by-step by step fills me with dread. I’d somewhat sear some scallops in butter, serve them with heat tortillas and a bowl of mango salsa with out studying a phrase.
However wow, would you have a look at this recipe for slow-cooker cherry tomato compote (above)! It’s easy and scrumptious and yields a type of chunky sauce that you need to use for all types of immediate meals: on toast, blended into pasta, as a part of a salad, on prime of something grilled.
This one-pan shrimp and corn dinner with lime vinaigrette isn’t far more sophisticated. Neither is this cucumber-avocado salad. Nor are these frijoles de la olla.
Just a few meals like that may jump-start your want to cook dinner extra concerned meals later within the week and into the weekend — grilled salmon escabeche, say, or chicken braised in two vinegars. You may even make an Atlantic Beach pie.
I just like the look of this chickpea salad sandwich, as nicely, and this pasta with caramelized peppers, anchovies and ricotta. A zucchini salad with pecorino, basil and almonds? That, too.
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Now, it’s a far cry from studying about mille-feuille and the proper way to grill a steak, however I preferred Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell in The Atlantic, pondering the post-pandemic way forward for the necktie, which has lengthy been “an essential emblem of each group id and particular person style, sending refined indicators concerning the wearer’s wealth, social affiliations, tradition, and mind.”
Right here’s Danielle Henderson in The Cut on the limitless out of doors summers that got here with being an ’80s child: “I wish to get poison ivy, I wish to get sprayed by a skunk, I need a skinny movie of grime winding towards the bathe drain on the finish of an extended day of nothing.”