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Lobster Bisque

Today I made one of my favorites for a special treat — classic lobster bisque.

I have a long list of restaurants I whose lobster bisques I adore, but for some reason I had never before tried making it at home. (Somehow lobster tails don’t seem to make it into my budget too often!) But my recent discovery of a bag of frozen chopped lobster meat from Trader Joe’s inspired me to give it a try. And I’m pretty sure now that this soup may make it into “the rotation” (as my friend Christin calls it) of favorites from now on.

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Sauteed Shrimp With Spinach & Tomatoes

My cherry tomato plants are still kickin’! So of course, we’re continuing to look for new ways to use them! :-)

One of my favorite tomato recipes I’ve tried lately was actually from Martha. My mom recently gave me a stash of her Martha Stewart “Everyday” magazines from the past few months, and (not sure why I was surprised) I’ve totally been enjoying them!! So far the five or so recipes I’ve tried from them have all been a success, and nearly all of them have only used a handful of ingredents. You know how I roll — love it! :)

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