Category Archives: Recipes

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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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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Cherry Filled Crepes

This is another simple fruit filling that can be used for many different desserts. Or stuffed into crepes. For another fruit option and the basic crepes recipe go here. The sauce can be spooned over the crepes before baking, or … Continue reading

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Piscojito

This drink takes advantage of pisco, a clear brandy, to give the classic mojito a twist. Piscojito 2 oz pisco 1 oz simple syrup 1 oz lime juice 6-8 mint leaves 3 oz soda water Muddle the mint leaves with … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Baby Eggplant

This is a great, quick and healthy way to cook baby eggplant inspired by a recipe in Curry Easy. Do not overcook or they get gummy. Sweet and Sour Baby Eggplant 5-7 baby eggplant quartered almost to the end caps … Continue reading

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Red Wine Marinade

This is my go to marinade for steaks. It can be reduced for a sauce if desired or discarded after the meat is grilled. This is enough to season two 1 1/2″ thick steaks. Red Wine Marinade 1 cup good … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Time to start using those fresh tomatoes out of the garden. Zucchini Tomato Casserole 1 large zucchini cut in half and sliced paper thin 2 large tomatoes sliced thin 1 red onion cut into quarters and sliced paper thin 6-8 … Continue reading

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Lamb Ragout with Angel Hair Pasta

Fresh kale and grape tomatoes and ground lamb. Oh my. Angel Hair with Lamb and Kale 1/2 lb ground lamb 4 cups slivered kale leaves 10-12 grape tomatoes halved 1 summer squash diced small 4 cloves garlic minced 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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