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Grilled Fingerlings with Dill
6 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (if very small, keep whole)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh dill
Coarse sea salt, for finishing (optional)
1. Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil, kosher salt, and pepper.
2. Set out 4 sheets heavy-duty foil (each about 12 by 26 in.). Oil foil; divide potatoes among sheets, arranging them cut side down in a single layer on the short half of each sheet. Fold other half of each sheet over potatoes and crimp edges to seal.
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Triple-duty beauty: We're big fans of scarlet runner beans. The fast-growing vine (it covered our trellis in two months) pumps out gorgeous, hummingbird-attractive blooms that develop into tasty young edible pods and shellable beans later.
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2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
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