Category Archives: Garden

Roast Parsnip Soup

Here is an easy first course. Or double everything for a main. Roast Parsnip Soup 3/4 lb parsnip peeled and cut into large chunks 1/2 lb carrots peeled and cut into large chunks 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 tbsp … Continue reading

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Winter Squash and Kale Salad

This is a great way to use a small delicata or butternut squash. Winter Salad 1 bunch kale stems removed and chopped into ribbons 1 small delicata squash sliced in to thin rounds skin still on 1/4 cup olive oil … Continue reading

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Steak with Heirloom Tomato Salad

This requires ripe yellow, red and green tomatoes. A really good cut of steak is also a good idea. Steak with Heirloom Sliced Tomato Salad 1/2 lb steak per person Assortment of heirloom tomatoes sliced 1/4″ thick 6-12 basil leaves … Continue reading

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Zucchini Cornbread

Here is a way to use up some fresh zucchini or summer squash. Zucchini Corn Bread 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter plus more for pan 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 large zucchini 1 cup all-purpose … Continue reading

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Plum Jam

What better way to use up a giant bucket of overripe plums. For how to can and basic jam making go here. Plum Jam 8 cups plums skin removed from 3/4 cut into small pieces 4 cups sugar 4 cloves … Continue reading

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Fava Bean and Fennel Slaw

This is a fantastic salad that goes well with many grilled meats, fish especially. When choosing fava beans pick the youngest possible. If the beans are not bright green inside remove the white second shell as well. Fava and Fennel … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Fava Bean and Oyster Mushrooms

Recently bought a halibut. Make sure the fava beans are really fresh, small and tender. They can also be called broad beans. If you do not have scallion scapes then garlic scapes will do. You could serve this on top … Continue reading

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