Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts – Roasted to Perfection

I love Brussels sprouts – steamed, fried, and roasted. These are full of flavor – sweet and delicious. Just the very basics. Super simple, super delicious and a perfect side dish to any meal.

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Roasted Cauliflower au Gratin

I was craving a big bowl of roasted vegetables. I had some tri-colored cauliflower in the refrigerator, so I thought I’d make it up. But that wasn’t enough. It was so easy, you don’t even need a recipe.

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Onions

Yesterday was National Maple Syrup day, a day to celebrate the sweet sap of the maple tree. Do not confuse the real deal with bottled “pancake syrup” that uses artificial everything. Real maple syrup is delicious and rich and full … Continue reading

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Hearts of Palm & Artichoke Salad

You get a delicious salad when you mix these two totally delicious vegetables that come in a can! I love the flavor of the hearts of palm especially when it’s mixed with artichoke hearts! Add some olives, chopped up egg … Continue reading

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Broiled Salmon and Tomatillos

We had a nice crop of tomatillos this year, thanks to a neighbor who shared! Some got husked and put in the freezer, others got cooked or put into salsa. This dish has those tasty, tart green fruit broiled on … Continue reading

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Summer Squash au Gratin

It used to be those summer squash (you know the little patty pan, yellow zucchini, that kind) was only available in the summer. But with modern transportation systems, it’s available pretty much year round. Here’s a warmed up way to … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomato Benedict

Do you still have a green tomato or two on your vines? I did. Problem is, once the weather starts to cool, those things don’t ripen. You can put them in the window sill and eventually the color will turn, … Continue reading

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Gingered Broccoli

We eat a lot of broccoli at our house, but you start getting tired of the same ol’ steamed vegetable. My husband made some s-l-o-w roasted, Asian style ribs. I made this bright and flavorful, still slightly crunchy broccoli dish.

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Kale and Sausage Casserole

I’m trying to add more vegetables to my diet and less fat. As I get older, all the indulgences (and over indulgences) are catching up. So I’m trying to get back on track. This recipe uses that wonder food, kale, … Continue reading

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Crepes – Blackberry & Vanilla Ice Cream

Ah… And now for the sweet crepes. Dessert, breakfast or just because! You can use any berry in this recipe, but I used the last of the blackberries I picked in our yard.

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