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A lovely patio! I added a big rectangle of fake grass to my roof deck and it magically transformed into a park-like setting.

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This is just what I needed to cure my food fatigue. It's been so hot where I live and cooking has seemed too laborious. These salads look bright, refreshing and easy. Definitely on the list this weekend! Also, have to say that I made your potato salad with the celery vinegar last week and YES. That vinegar is a dream.

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Eating outside is everything this time of year. Congrats on your new outdoor space! I will def try your new recipes as soon as I move to my new patio in a few weeks.

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With this newsletter, it feels like summer is officially here. That tomato salad….YESSSS!!!

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Dill is really hard to grow.

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All I’ve wanted to eat this summer so far is your iceberg lettuce salad from Nothing Fancy

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Lovely patio!

Dill can be so persnickety when it is cultivated. My best tip is for next year- let it self sow. I find dill growing gangbusters everywhere, even in a crack in the sidewalk. But sow a seed in a pot? Fussy, fussy. Like a lot of children, dill seems to thrive when free range.

But for that pot, I try to use a very compost-y light soil, in lots of sun, and try not to let it dry out too much. And I don't begrudge the prices charged by the amazing growers who bring big bunches of dill to market!

Thanks as always for wonderful recipes and wonderful food/life stories.

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Okay girl, here's what's worrying me. The width of the gaps between the slats of the wooden deck planks. I'm scared that a skinny lawn chair leg will kinda just plop through it. More seriously, on that deck w/ those gaps, can you wear a bad-ass stiletto heel? Or, if I was invited over - which I am not - could I?? I think on some existential level I need to live in a world where *I know for a fact that IF SHE WANTED TO* Alison Roman can grill fish in sexy-ass stilettos on her damn deck if she wants to, thank you very much. (Maybe I ask too much of the universe. I mean, I usually cook & entertain in bare feet so... but I'm just mulling this important issue over...)...

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Has the scallop pasta recipe been released? Anxiously awaiting!

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