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Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer feasting

Susan's roasted salmon with shallot grapefruit sauce, farmer's market fresh tomatoes, cukes, green beans and new potatoes, with fresh basil in the sauce from my herb garden. Two nights ago. Now I'm starving.