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No.275
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Apricot Flaugnarde

Apricot Flaugnarde | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Summer simple. Apricot Flaugnarde, a beautiful, almost effortless dessert or snack – ready to make use of summer’s fruit bounty.
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July 10, 2016
No.260
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Zucchini Gazpacho

Zucchini Gazpacho | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Gramercy days – Big city, bright lights and cool bowl of soup from a famed NYC tavern – this is a little jewel.
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August 8, 2015
No.258
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Blackberries in Liqueur

Blackberries in Liqueur | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Mid-July – the quintessential Dog Days of Summer. Time to simply savor the little jewels of summer with Blackberries in Liqueur.

Summer in the desert Southwest – here, summer is my new winter. Hunkering down inside whenever possible. Waiting out fast moving summer storms of pouring rain with the most spectacular lighting I have ever seen. Overall, a time spent inward.

I have long referred to this hot period of summer, where ever I resided, as the Dog Days of Summer. However, I did not know the Dog Days range from about July 3 to August 11 and were named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was extended from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun. Brilliant.

So perfectly beautiful are the berries of summer. This recipe is as easy as it gets for a grown-up treat. Marinating ripe summer fruits in liqueurs is a classic method (think peaches or cherries in brandy) and this recipe yields both a dessert or an apéritif, or both.

These blackberries have long been a go-to when baskets of ripe berries abound, lovely for an entertaining no-work dessert with ice cream or simple sponge cake. The berries can also work their magic as an apéritif, making a great base for a refreshing summer cocktail – either way, savor the jewels of summer.

Happy July from the Bijouxs kitchen.

July 18, 2015
No.129
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Summer Tomato Sauce

Back to Bijouxs No. 1! Time to revisit a no-cook summer favorite, perfect Mason jar cuisine – Summer Tomato Sauce – a colorful collection of summer to top pasta, grilled vegetables or bruschetta – the taste of summer made Mason jar simple.
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August 12, 2012
No.127
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Summer Pickled Shrimp

Summer is a time to pack up and escape the heat, whether a week at the shore or a weekend in the mountains, this precious time is best enjoyed when you have got your meals covered. Fresh food, easily prepared, so with a little planning and some mason jars, you won’t be spending all your time kitchen. First up in the mason jar cuisine series is a hot weather standard, Summer Pickled Shrimp, a Bijouxs kitchen favorite.
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July 29, 2012