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Cook the Book: Blackberry and Summer Apple Pie

Tart, seedy little blackberries are mixed with slices of crisp apple and baked in a crumbly, lightly sweet cornmeal crust. It's that great sort of juicy, oozy pie where the filling leaks out, making for little bits of caramelized crust around the edges. Since the crust has a bit of sugar in it you can hold back on oversweetening the filling and give the berries and apples a chance to cook down and release their natural sugar More

Cook the Book: Asparagus with Butter and Soy

Add the creamy yolk of a gently poached egg to blanched and lightly charred young asparagus dressed in butter and soy—that's it. Hearty and salty in the best way, the kind of plate that makes it easy to think about becoming a seasonal vegetarian because, really, who needs steak when you have perfect asparagus and runny poached eggs? More

Cook the Book: Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic

On paper, this recipe for Fresh Peas with Lettuce and Green Garlic couldn't be simpler. Virtually all of the dish's ingredients are listed in the title save for salt, pepper, and butter. It's all about tender young peas, earthy leaves of wilted lettuce, mild green garlic, and enough sweet butter to bring the dish together. It's a recipe that's indicative of Reusing's approach to home cooking—simple techniques and superb use of in season ingredients. More

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