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Category: Vegetables

Marinara – Make The Perfect Sauce

If you want a way to jazz up almost anything in the kitchen, this is the recipe you need. Marinara is the way to take the tomato to new heights. Whether you need to spice up your pasta or dunk your bread sticks, marinara is just the ticket.  Marinara Goes…

Simple BABA Ganoush

Baba Ganoush. Are you having  an appetizer party? Having a vegetarian friend over? Want a snack but not the calories? Having a football party? Yes baba ganoush is even good for that! This is the perfect low calorie, get more vegetables in your diet, taste good, snack. And the flavor…

Caesar Salad Soup

Caesar Salad Soup? I love Caesar salad. Crisp and green and fresh tasting. But what if it’s cold and you are just craving the silky smooth warming of a soup? Well turn that salad into a soup! Caesar Salad Soup. Caesar Salad Soup? OH Yeah! You’ll…

Cooking Pumpkin And What To Cook With It.

Cooking Pumpkin And Making Pumpkin Puree Ever wonder what to do with a whole pumpkin? Maybe you’ve grown your own and think “now what do I do with it?” Ever think it’s too hard to use the real thing? Do you just open a…

Brussels Sprout Casserole

Brussels Sprout Casserole Mmmm. Dinner tonight is brussels sprout casserole. It’s an old family favorite that I’ve been making for over 35 years and it’s still a main stay in our house. Why? Besides being really yummy, it’s good for you! And…

Spaghetti Squash Florentine

Spaghetti Squash Florentine Need a new dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Or to impress the in laws? Or maybe to prove to mom that you “do to eat your vegetables”? Perhaps you just need a new way to use all the abundance that is growing in your garden…

Sauted Swiss Chard And Tomatoes

Swiss Chard On Your Table

Sauted Swiss Chard and Tomatoes. Such a quick side dish. So Good and So Good For You.
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As we pull back the plastic from the summer solarizing and start to plant our fall gardens, our thoughts turn towards those affiliate links noticewonderful fall greens. There are the old reliables,    spinach, beet greens and kale, or new comers like typhon. But today we are talking about Swiss Chard. Although, in cooking, all of these can be interchanged, they all impart their own set of nutritional advantages. Some will have more Vitamin C while others will have more potassium, calcium or protein. Thus it is a good idea to mix it up and eat a little bit of them all.

Lacto Fermented, Sounds Like A Bad Science Experiment.

Lacto Fermented Vegetables. It sounds like a bad science experiment. And a science experiment it is, but not a bad one… Let’s start at the beginning. A couple of months ago, I went to my garden club and the instructor/facilitator Karen, brought in something for us…

Easy Wonton Chicken Salad

Need a quick, but healthy lunch? Appetizers for a party that will impress? A summertime dinner that’s light and fresh? Give Wonton Chicken Salad  a try. Easy Wonton Chicken Salad Guess What! I’m going to be a grandma! I’m so excited. We have a…

Growing Green Onions

While I’m off learning about bees, My Daughter ‘Thing One’ is going to write a few blog posts. Thanks for welcoming her. I think you will enjoy her new slant on things, and I’ll be back very soon. How I Grow Green Onions It…

Marinated Garlic Roast Peppers

Cooking Peppers From The Garden Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers. Wow! That’s a lot of peppers. What’s he going to do with all of them? Have you ever had that problem? Too much produce coming at you, too quickly? I was thinking about what…

Moussaka – Greece’s National Dish

Moussaka – The King of Greek Cooking Moussaka. Whenever I hear that, I think of the line from the  The Lion King*. Remember when the hyenas were saying the kings name Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa, shudder. Well Moussaka is far from the king of the jungle, but it may be the…

Home Grown Veggie Soup

Home Grown Veggie Soup Last week I told you about a new vegetable I was growing in my garden called Typhon. It’s always good to try to grow new things. Some of my favorite things I grow today are new things I’ve discovered, usually by reading…

Awesome Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

Cauliflower Cheese Sauce I love cheese sauce! From broccoli to mock eggs benedict (which are much better with cheese sauce than hollandaise sauce) It makes everything taste better. And I found a new way to make it that is soooooo easy! Cauliflower cheese sauce is much better for you too…