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Peach-Plum Galette

Use any stone fruit that looks good to you, or combine two or three types—say, a mix of plums, or peaches and nectarines, or apricots and cherries. As long as the total weight is 2 lb. you’re good to go. You can also play around by adding 2 tsp. fresh …

Creamy Pasta with Mushrooms

Supermarkets would have you believe it’s always mushroom season. It is—for white buttons, maybe. But the first cool fall days bring feathery maitakes, meaty oysters, and other flavorful varieties worth seeking out at the farmers’ market. Whichever one you pick, all they’ll need is a quick sear in a hot …

Tomato Fried Rice

A handful of the tomatoes are cooked with scallions in the rice, while the rest are served on top. But the secret is generously salting the sliced tomatoes before cooking—it concentrates all that tomato flavor and lets out some of the liquid.

Tofu and Vegetable Curry

This quick vegetarian curry from Heidi Swanson is a great way to use a CSA’s bounty of eggplant and summer squash. Feel free to change that lineup depending on your haul. You can eat the curry as is, or ladle it over cooked noodles (how it’s pictured here) or rice …

Rib Roast

This rib roast is rubbed with a punchy mixture of rosemary, anchovies, and garlic. The reverse sear (starting low and slow, finishing hot and fast!) is excellent when cooking large cuts of meat for a crowd, not only for its foolproof results, but because it’s the ultimate do-ahead. Slow-roast it …