Apple Chutney Recipe

Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney Chutney is a wonderful accompaniment to all your favorite dishes. It also goes well with the boursin cheese recipe that follows. 3 large tart cooking apples (such as green Granny Smith) peeled, cored, and chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, cored and sliced thin 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup apple cider […]

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Terrific Tomatoes

How to Slow Roast Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Preheat oven to 275. Cut fresh tomatoes into wedges and place in a bowl. Season with a pinch of sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs of choice and minced garlic. Toss gently. Place tomatoes on a rimmed cookie sheet in a single layer and drizzle with any leftover oil. Roast 2 ½ […]

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Roasted Peppers

How to Roast Peppers

Roasted Peppers Wash peppers. Place directly on grill over high heat, turning until all sides are charred. Enclose in a bag or a covered bowl and let steam until cool enough to handle. Once cooled remove skins and seeds. I just peel off with my hands and scrape out the seeds. To roast peppers inside, […]

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Herb Cheese and Butter

8 ounces cream cheese or butter at room temperature, could also use goat or feta cheese 4-5 cloves of roasted garlic (optional) 2 scallions, minced ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon chopped chives 2 teaspoons herb mix or fresh herbs of choice 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Mix together and serve, decorate with fresh […]

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Garden Herb Blend- dried herbs

Garden Herb Blend, Dried Herbs

1 part parsley 1 part garlic flakes 1 part thyme 1 part granulated onion 1 part oregano A part represents anything from a teaspoon to a cup depending on how much you want to make. Blend some or all of the above herbs and store in glass containers. Substitute whatever herbs you like. Use in […]

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Simple and delicious! homegrown tomatoes, sliced slices of fresh mozzarella to alternate with tomatoes fresh basil cut with a sharp knife into ribbons extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling balsamic vinegar reduction coarse salt and pepper Alternate the tomato slices and fresh mozzarella on a serving plate. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle lightly with balsamic reduction […]

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Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar & Herb Vinaigrette

Herb Vinegar Another great way to preserve that herbal flavor is in vinegar. You can use my favorite, organic apple cider vinegar, or wine, champagne, or rice vinegar. To make your vinegar, stuff a glass mason jar full of fresh, clean herbs, pour vinegar over the herbs, completely covering them, and cap with a coated canning […]

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Terrific Tomatoes

Gazpacho – Terrific Tomatoes

Tomatoes were not widely eaten in the US until the late 1800s. Belonging to the nightshade family they were considered poisonous. Today we know that tomatoes contain Vitamin C, A, iron, and potassium along with lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that helps in preventing cancer. You will absorb more lycopene from cooked tomatoes than […]

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Stuffed Zucchini Squash

Stuffed Zucchini Squash

What to do with all that roving zucchini? Now you know. You can use any type of zucchini for this recipe, I used the pattypan variety, but adapt to whatever you have on hand. Just don’t wait for your zucchini to grow to club size, bigger is not better. All of the ingredients except for […]

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Roasted Fennel with Parmesan and Herbs

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan and Herbs

Full disclosure, I never really cared for fennel all that much. I do like licorice, just not in my veggies. Found this recipe when I was gifted with 3 bulbs and decided to try it. Simple, easy, and quite delicious! 3-4 fennel bulbs, stems removed and cut crosswise into slices Olive oil Freshly grated parmesan […]

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Chicken Cherry Salad in Lettuce Wrap

Chicken Cherry Salad in Lettuce Wrap

Chicken Cherry Salad in Lettuce Wrap – serves 4-6 1 ½ cups cooked chicken, cut into cubes (I like leftover rotisserie chicken) 1 cup pitted cherries, cut into smaller pieces ¼ cup red onion, sliced thin 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery, about 1 ½ stalks 1/2 cup shredded carrot Salt and pepper to taste ½ […]

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