Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sunday Suppers: You Say Tomato…

We hope everyone else has tomato plants that are producing like ours. Here are some great ways to make tomatoes the focus of any meal. A little breakfast: A bit of lunch: A light dinner: Or a heartier supper:

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Spicy Pepper Jam

Here is a slightly different take on pepper jam. For another way go here. This batch turned out really spicy, but the ratio of peppers can be adjusted if a milder version is desired. Always use really ripe fresh peppers … Continue reading

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Steak Marinated in Green Chili Sauce

Recently I got some very inexpensive beef. Normally I  would grind or stew it over a long period of time. Except one of the pieces was in the perfect shape of a 2″ thick steak so naturally I thought fajitas. … Continue reading

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Fig Manhattans

We are having one fantastic summer. To date, just one or two triple-digit days. We hear the peaches aren’t as good this year, but they taste just fine to us. And last weekend, we started seeing figs at the farmers … Continue reading

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Buttermilk French Toast with Fresh Fruit

This was a great way to use up some leftover egg whites and showcase fresh fruit. Don’t have buttermilk or egg whites? Go check out one of our other French toast recipes. French Toast with Fresh Fruit 1 large peach, … Continue reading

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French Lentil Salad with Mint

This is a great side or main course. It can be served over a bed of greens, rice or pasta. Or serve it by itself with bread to dip in or in a group of dips for a tapas night. … Continue reading

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Spicy Dill Pickles

This is a slightly spicy dill pickle. For a sweeter option check this one out. Next time I will use fresh dill instead of seeds. If you have it on hand then use 1 dill head per jar. The ratios … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Kid-Friendly Menu

Here is a menu that even the most picky palate should enjoy while keeping the rest of the family happy. If it the little brat won’t eat it, then take my parent’s approach and have it waiting at every meal … Continue reading

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Potatoes, Tomatoes and Cheese…

Oh my! This is an excellent main course or side. Any type of cheese will work but I am a fan of Swiss. Use the ripest garden tomatoes for the best results. Of course Romano is non negotiable. Tomato Potato … Continue reading

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Squash with Green Tomatoes and Red Bell Pepper

Every time a thunderstorm rolls through I like to check the garden after and collect any fruit or vegetables that may have been knocked lose or damaged. I find a lot of green tomatoes this way, but don’t let them … Continue reading

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