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    Take advantage of the tomato deluge now and make lunch

    There is nothing better than a creamy tomato soup made from fresh summer tomatoes. Today's recipe "Creamy" Tomato Soup takes advantage of the roma tomato deluge and makes lunch. Since the tomatoes are more flavorful this time of year, I merely flash-roast them — about 10 or so minutes will do the trick — which keeps the oven use down to a minimum. (Sometimes, I grill them, uncut, instead, but I'll confess that's a bit messier.)

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    COOKING ON DEADLINE: Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

    Chef Philip Roemer debuted the dressing in 1923 to honor actor George Arliss, who stayed at the hotel while performing in William Archer's hit play "The Green Goddess." It is believed to have been inspired by a dressing that hailed from the kitchens serving Louis XIII, served then not with salads but with eel. (If you have long wondered what dressing to serve with your Wednesday Night Eel, as I have, this info could be very helpful.)

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    Pair salmon with beans and you’ve got a hearty summer supper

    Canned salmon is one of my favorite healthy fast-foods. When it goes on sale, you can stock up the pantry with a few cans of it, making wild salmon downright inexpensive.

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    COOKING ON DEADLINE: Pasta with Sauteed Kale, Bread Crumbs

    There are plenty of pasta and greens recipe out there, but this one is elevated and made super-amazing by the topping of Parmesan-infused fried fresh bread crumbs. And a smidge of anchovies and red pepper flakes.

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    For easy meals, plant ‘menu gardens’ of favorite foods

    "Even if you have land to grow a large garden, one advantage of growing a few edible plants in a small space or container close to the kitchen is that it makes it easier to pull together a fresh recipe," said Patrice Powers-Barker, an extension educator with The Ohio State University.

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    Serve Clam Tomato and Bacon Stew with grilled garlic bread

    Clam or mussel, this sea creature must be well-cleaned before it's steamed. Start by filling a large bowl with cold water. Add the mollusks and swirl them around, then lift them out of the bowl. Dump out the sand on the bottom of the bowl, refill the bowl with clean water and repeat the procedure until the bathed clams leave no sand.