Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!

Corn on the Cob day? Yep. A special day to celebrate that summer treat we all look forward to. Grilled, roasted, or boiled, these golden gems grace our barbecue parties, picnics and dining room tables. So what’s the best way … Continue reading

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Baby Artichokes with Garlic Scapes

I had never heard of using garlic scapes until a few years ago. The scape is the bud that starts to form at the top of garlic. This is removed late in June to encourage the bulb to get bigger.   … Continue reading

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Strawberry and Spinach Farmer’s Market Salad

I love this time of year. The farmer’s market is huge and full of so many fresh treasures! I spent the day with my brother and brought home so many delicious treats. Here is a great salad made from fresh … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

I remember when I was a kid and dad would take us to Balboa Island. We’d cross on the ferry and drive down the main street. We always stopped at a little window (that’s the way I saw it) and … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Ale Braised Chard

I love lamb chops and I love picking up fresh sides at the farmer’s market. I found this beautiful rainbow chard and decided to braise it with some IPA and serve it with some chops. The result – a wonderfully … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Muffins

I went to the farmer’s market last weekend and found some rhubarb! I thought it was finished for the season, but lucky for me Spring had a late start. My mom used to make rhubarb and we’d eat it over … Continue reading

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Curried Cauliflower Steaks

I’m on a cauliflower kick. I love the stuff! Eat it raw with blue cheese dressing, chopped in a salad and now, as a sliced delight! This beautiful cluster of white goodness is low in calories and rich in fiber. … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant. This recipe is well worth the effort. My husband and I ate the whole thing for dinner – it was our main, well, only dish! It was that good.

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Top Ten Recipes of 2017

What a great year we had!  So many visitors and supporters.  To you we say: THANK YOU!   Here are recipes for the top ten most visited posts of 2017 – If you’re looking for something great to cook that’s easy, … Continue reading

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Persimmon & Tangerine Salad

I love the fuji persimmon – the ones with the flat bottom that you eat skin and all. Sadly, their season is short. But there are still a few out there and here is a great way to use them!

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