Tag Archives: Fruit and Vegetable

Broccoli Feta Fritters

We eat a lot of Broccoli in our house.  Jacob has been complaining about it, so I tried to come up with a new way to feed it to him without him feeling like his mom is making him eat his Broccoli.  Broccoli is such a nutritional superstar that I want to make sure we […]

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Fruit Infused Vodka or Tequila

Don’t know what to do with that extra ripe fruit you have sitting around?  Throw it into a canning jar and cover it with vodka or tequila. Vodka is an obvious choice, but why not use white rum or tequila, brandy or grappa? Don’t go for the really cheap stuff, but don’t splurge either. A […]

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Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

My garden is producing a ton of peppers now, and really how many peppers can one family eat.  Even with my husband in residence.  So, I like to pickle a few jars to stick in the fridge and hand to those wicked sick fiends who like to eat things that fry your mouth! 🙂 Just […]

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Zucchini Carpacchio

Okay, I totally took this straight from Gourmet Magazine.  Though the recipe calls for chopped mint as a topping and I am not a fan of mint, so I changed it to Parsley.  You also couldn’t go wrong with a topping of chopped basil or diced thyme.  Whatever herb you have growing on hand. Also, […]

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Baked Zucchini Fries

With my Garden starting the daily flow of Zucchini, I have been trying out new ways to cook up this persistent veggie. There is nothing like walking out to your garden and picking your own produce to serve up a dinner.  The zucchinis were still warm from the sun as I prepared this recipe, that […]

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Zucchini & Cheese Tart

I picked my first Zucchini.  Which means my counters will be covered with the little green guys very soon.  This is the first recipe I made with my first Zucchini. Enjoy! 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon slat 8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons fresh […]

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Diary of a Dinner Party

I decided to throw a dinner party to bring together my friends before we all got lost in the summer madness and to celebrate my husbands birthday. Though I am no expert on how to throw a party I have done it several times and I thought it might be fun to share the party […]

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Grilled Vegetables with Herb Vinaigrette

This dish can come together with any leftover vegetables that you have in the refrigerator or on the counter I always seem to have a few Green Onions, Spears of Asparagus, a single Pepper or Zucchini lying around.  Alone they can’t make up a dish, but together they make a beautiful healthy salad or side. […]

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Sauteing Brussel Sprouts

Since Jim loves Brussel Sprouts I usually make him a bowl once a week. He likes them sautéed with a sprinkle of Parmesan 1 cup brussels sprout, ends trimmed and cut in half 2 Tablespoon oil 1 Tablespoon of butter 2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, finely grated Prepare Sprouts and place in bowl with oil to […]

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Brussels Sprout, Cauliflower and Pasta

My husband LOVES Brussels Sprouts.  Jacob and I DO NOT! Yes, I know they are a super food and are loaded with vitamin A & C, calcium, potassium and fiber. Oh yea, and they may help fight cancer. So I am always trying to find ways to put them in a recipe where I can […]

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