Monthly Archives: June 2014

Can Can Sauce

This recipe is adapted from our favorite vegetarian cookbook The Complete Encyclopedia of Vegetables and Vegetarian Cooking. Originally it was a lighter tossed pasta that used canned garbonza beans and tomatoes to create a quick simple sauce. Although the sauce … Continue reading

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

This recipe is as cool as a… well you know. The recipe is made for two. If you’re cooking for more, just double or triple the ratios. Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 1/2 cups sliced baby cucumbers 1 baby onion, sliced … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Southern Style

Here is a little suggestion from the South. Catfish with Lemon Caper Sauce Fried Green Tomatoes Stewed Okra And of course dessert People need to respect southern foods authoritah.

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Farro Salad

This is a great salad for early summer. Fresh vegetables really play up the nutty, rich flavor of farro. We can’t wait to make this again when we have fresh tomatoes. Farro Salad 1 cup farro 1/2 cup diced cucumber … Continue reading

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Lean, Mean and Green

We’re eating all the greens we can lately. It seems like they’re here and gone in a flash each year. Salads are an event in May and June when our arugula plant is going gangbusters — we made prosciutto pizza … Continue reading

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The Grasshopper

This drink will give you magical kung fu powers.* The Grasshopper 1 part green creme de menthe 1 part cream 1 part creme de cacao Pour all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass. … Continue reading

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Uncle Charlie’s Trick

Here is a different way to finish a risotto from my Uncle Charlie’s repertoire. I made a mushroom risotto and instead of using Romano cheese at the end I used two tablespoons of mascarpone. The final result was very rich, … Continue reading

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Zucchini Boats with Bulgur

This is a fun and simple grain stuffing that works well for eggplant as well. I like a 50/50 mix of the grains but for those who want a little less bite then do 3/4 bulgur. Romano can always be … Continue reading

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Chicken Marinade #9

This is an easy marinade that comes together quick and is ready for the grill after 30 minutes. This would work well for fish as well. Fresh mint is not optional. Cilantro Mint Marinade 1/2 cup mint leaves 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Cold Dishes for Summer

Marinated Eggplant Cannellini Bean Salad Mushrooms with Capers and Anchovies Pesto Pasta Salad Blackberry Granita

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