Category Archives: Sides

Figs with Honey, Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Figs are really starting to come in down here and one of Katherine’s coworkers brought her a batch he’d pick from his own tree. They needed to be eaten that night, but who has time for elaborate desserts after work? … Continue reading

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Caponata

This is a classic Sicilian appetizer that works well hot or cold. Serve it over polenta or with toasted bread. Caponata 1 1/2 lbs eggplant partially peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 large rib celery diced fine 1 onion … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms

This is a very simple recipe that requires really high-quality whole fresh mushrooms. Roast Mushrooms 1 lb chanterelle mushrooms washed and patted dry 6 cloves garlic sliced thin 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme Olive oil Salt/pepper In a large baking … 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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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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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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Black Bean Salad with Cucumber and Tomato

This is a great, zesty side for burgers or barbecue. It also works as a main dish over kale or in a nice tossed salad. If you don’t have green tomato, omit it and add a bit more diced red … Continue reading

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