Category Archives: Appetizers

Bulgur Salad Stuffed Squash

This is a great appetizer, first course or light meal. The hot roasted squash pairs perfectly with the cold creamy bulgur salad. Stuffed Summer Squash 3 large summer squash 2 large tomatoes diced small 6 leaves basil cut into ribbons … Continue reading

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Avocado and Cucumber Soup

This is a simple cold soup that is great as a starter course or light lunch. Serve with toasted bread to dip. Avocado Cucumber Soup 1/2 lbs cucumber peeled and cut into chunks 2 ripe avocados 4 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Roasted Eggplant Caprese

This is a great appetizer or first course that depends on fresh small whole eggplant. The type straight from the garden works best. Baked Eggplant Caprese 6-8 small whole eggplant sliced in half 1 large tomato sliced into 6-8 flat … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Vegetarian’s Delight

With our garden and the farmers market in full swing, it’s easy to overload on veggies and fruit and leave the meat tucked neatly away in the freezer. Here are some entree-worthy meatless dishes. Stuffed Tomatoes with Corn, Red Pepper … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fantastic Fourth

We hope all our fellow state siders get to enjoy the Fourth of July with friends and family, a grill and pool nearby. Remember to have plenty of beer on hand. Here’s a menu with a number of dishes you … Continue reading

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Black Lentils and Avocado

This recipe uses black, or Beluga, lentils. They have a strong flavor and stay intact after cooking which gives them their name. Serve this over rice, spread on toasted bread or as a dip for crackers or chips. Black Lentil … Continue reading

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Sauteed Spring Vegetables

This is a healthy recipe that takes advantage of all the fresh spring and early summer produce. It comes together quickly and is a good side for many different dishes. Slice everything the same thickness so it cooks evenly. Sauteed … Continue reading

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Horseradish Rubbed Grilled Green Tomatoes

Fresh green tomatoes are hard to get since every one equals one less red juicy tomato. But when there is a lot of rain perhaps some of the first crop might begin to develop black spots on the bottoms. Picking … Continue reading

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Refried Anasazi Beans

So most recipes call for mashing anasazi beans. I jazzed this up a bit, otherwise they would taste just like regular refried beans made with inexpensive pinto beans. These still taste a heck of a lot like pintos. Fancy Refried … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable Fries

Between the garden and the farmers market we have fantastic produce to enjoy. These fries are a mix of turnips, parsnips and red potatoes, but fennel and sweet potato could easily be added. Make sure to cut all the vegetables … Continue reading

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