Category Archives: Vegetables

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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Beer Battered Onion Rings

I love onion rings but when I’ve made them in the past, the outside gets browned before the inside is soft. Well, I’ve discovered the secret to soft onions inside and crunchy batter outside!

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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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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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Ale Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon

Farmer’s Market Fresh- Oregon Ale… Chard and beer – I love living in the Northwest.  This side dish is easy and delicious.

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The Top Ten Recipes of 2016

We had a lot of visitors this last year and we thank each and every one of you that came and supported our site!  Here are recipes for the top ten most visited posts of 2016 – If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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7 Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is nearly here!!  I’m starting to gather ideas and recipes so I can plan our menu.  Here are some that might help you do the same!  Even one for the kids – ____________________________

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Zucchini Spaghetti

I’ve been fascinated by the new trend of making thin spaghetti like strips of vegetables.  I went and bought a hand held device and I love it!!  This one uses a Spanish cheese with it.

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