Category Archives: Food

Nectarines and Goat Cheese in Phyllo

This was a super simple dessert that made use of some frozen phyllo dough we had on hand. Nectarines and Goat Cheese in Phyllo Dough 20 sheets phyllo dough 3 nectarines, sliced 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled 4 tbsp butter … Continue reading

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Grilled Watermelon Salsa

This is one way to use up leftover grilled watermelon. Wait, people grill watermelon? Grilled Watermelon Salsa 2 cups grilled watermelon diced small 1 green bell pepper diced small 1 small red onion diced fine 1 large tomato diced small … Continue reading

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Edamame Tahini Spread

This is a nice alternative to traditional hummus, but we won’t call it a hummus because we’re stubborn like that. Hummus needs chick peas. Serve this with roti or pita bread. Edamame Tahini Spread 16 oz edamame juice from one … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Light Plates

We like light meals that show off fresh summer produce. Summer vegetables don’t need much help to shine. These simple recipes should hit the spot. Eggplant and Feta “Pizzas” Cherry Tomatoes in an Herb Vinaigrette Figs in a blanket

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Eggplant Stuffed with Sausage and Cherry Tomatoes

This recipe is very simple and takes advantage of fresh grape tomatoes and homemade sausage. Sausage and Tomato Stuffed Eggplant 2 medium eggplant sliced in half stems left on 2 tbsp coarsely chopped garlic 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano … Continue reading

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Bourbon Cherries

These are really, really strong and yet still taste amazing. The final cherry liquor made from the packing liquid is fantastic added to many cocktails or as a stand alone drink. Use really fresh cherries and a wide-mouth 24-ounce mason … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Pesto and Feta

Katherine came up with this veggie sandwich to help use up some eggplant and leftover French bread. To say it was the greatest sandwich ever would be silly. It was the greatest sandwich that I ever had this week. Spicy … Continue reading

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Peach Shortcakes

This right here is why we don’t often have dessert in our household. It tastes too good, goes too fast and leaves us in a sugar stupor. But summer is long and peach season is all too short… Peach Shortcakes … Continue reading

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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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Sunday Suppers: More Goodies from the Grill

Grilling in the summer is kind of torture in these parts. Sure you keep the house cooler, but you have to stand in triple-digit heat, or close enough to it. Here are some recipes that reward your suffering. Grilled Whole … Continue reading

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