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The Best Peach to Buy for Every Occasion — Peachy Keen

Peach season is upon us and I've already made it my personal mission to gobble up as many of these sweet stone fruits as I can fit in my belly. It seems there are more and more peach varieties every year and as for the best ones to buy, well, that all depends on just what you're looking for. Based on what's most available, here's what you need to know about the peaches you'll find at the market this summer.

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What’s So Special About French Lentils? — Bastille Day

Skim a recipe with lentils in the title and you may find it specifically calls for the French variety. Are you wondering, like I have for all my lentil-eating years, why they are specifically called out? Brown or green lentils are a whole lot cheaper at the grocery store, so wouldn't those work just fine? The truth is that there is actually a difference between French lentils and the other guys — and depending on the recipe, the difference really matters.

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20 New & Exciting Ways to Eat Zucchini for Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

Oh, zucchini — it's hard to explain our feelings about this summer vegetable. We cheer when it arrives, but then all too quickly it overwhelms us. How do you keep up with the vegetable that just never seems to stop giving? The good news is that it's one of the most versatile veggies out there, so you've got loads of options when looking for ways to keep your zucchini consumption exciting. Here are 20 ways to enjoy the summer standby.

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Why Is Peach Skin Fuzzy? — Ingredient Intelligence

With peach season nearly upon us, it's time to finally answer the question that crosses my mind every year: Why are peaches coated with a soft fuzz? If you've ever eaten a fresh peach, I'm sure you've wondered the same. It's time to finally put your curiosity to rest, because I have the answer for you.

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This Is the Most Popular Strawberry Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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It's summer! Hello, outdoor BBQs, twilight reaching into almost the wee hours of the morning, and all the strawberries you can handle.

Like tomatoes, corn, and freckles, strawberries reach their peak in summer. They are tart, sweet, ruby-hued jewels that tastes unmistakably of June, July, and August. Although they are absolutely perfect straight from the farmers market, sometimes you want something a little fancier — something to serve at parties, to savor after dinner, and, quite frankly, to dig into for a decadent midnight snack. Lucky for you, Pinterest has you covered.

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The 5 Recipes That Made Me Love Zucchini — Tips from The Kitchn

Confession: I don't really like zucchini. It's not that I don't like how it tastes; it's more that I just find it pretty boring. Each and every summer I try hard to embrace it, picking up plenty when it hits the farmers market, but then, once I'm home, I get distracted by the juicy tomatoes and sweet corn I also bought, leaving the zucchini to sit sadly in the crisper drawer until I have to face it before it goes bad.

Poor zucchini — I've treated it so unfairly for so many years. Really, it's not a bad vegetable; it just needs a little more TLC than others to make it awesome.

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