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Teen Summer Teaching

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With the end of summer nearing, our teen instructors are finishing teaching their last summer class. Now while summer teaching proved to be a great challenge it was also not…

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

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Make the most of cucumber season with this salad. It’s the simplest combination of refreshing cool cukes and salty feta mixed with herbs and a straightforward dressing. It’s perfect as a…

Summer Pasta with Parmesan and Lemon 

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We had the best time with Germantown’s Camp Palatine as everyone was excited to taste the freshest food in the garden and in the kitchen. Plus we saw many familiar…