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Raw Fava Beans with Romano

Fava beans are best served raw, tossed in good olive oil, black pepper and grated romano. They can be eaten whole as long as the outside skin has not grown tough enough to require removal.  Pick pods once they reach … Continue reading

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Bell Peppers Stuffed with Green Tomatoes

Hey, how many different ways are there to stuff vegetables? This recipe takes advantage of fresh green tomatoes, turnip greens and hot peppers from the garden in October. I know, October. It has been a weird year for the garden. … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Almost Time for the Most Awesome Holiday This Year

To celebrate the end of summer and the one month of fall that begins in mid-November, we smoked ribs one last time. At least until next year. (We grill year round, but ribs only go on sale in the summer.) … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

The pickling season is full steam ahead. I am hoping for a large batch of pickled okra, hot pepper jam and pickled peppers. Right now I am experimenting with brine ratios for the okra. So far sweet red onion and … Continue reading

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Arugula and Prosciutto Risotto

Take advantage of the arugula season with this simple risotto. Arugula Prosciutto Risotto 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 1/8 lb prosciutto 3-4 cups arugula leaves washed well 1 cup minced red onion 1 qt chicken stock at a simmer 2 … Continue reading

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Roast Butternut Squash Salad

This is a great way to use butternut squash and leftover croutons. Don’t omit the anchovy in the dressing. Roast Butternut and Kale Salad 1 butternut squash 1 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 cups homemade croutons … Continue reading

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Polenta Stuffed Peppers

These make a great side dish and are very simple to put together. Any color pepper will work but an assortment is just more fun for everyone. Polenta Stuffed Peppers 4 large bell peppers 1/2 batch of polenta Olive oil … Continue reading

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Okra Indian Style

This is what to do with the last okra of the season. Or fry it. (The recipe was inspired by one in Curry Easy.) Chicken and Okra 4 chicken thighs cut into bite sized cubes 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 … Continue reading

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My Parents’ Garden

Recently we went to the East Coast for my brother’s wedding and took some time to visit my parents’ garden. Many hours of my childhood were spent weeding and watering it. My mother and father have come up with some … Continue reading

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A Quick Dip

Here is a quick dip that makes perfect use of a garden out of control. Eggplant and Red Bell Pepper Dip 1 medium eggplant sliced in half 1 red bell pepper sliced in half and seeded 5 cloves garlic 1/2 … Continue reading

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