Monthly Archives: July 2011

Passion Fruit 2 – Panna Cotta

Custards are my favorite desserts. I love baked vanilla custard, creme brûlée, flan and panna cotta. I had leftover passion fruit puree from the ice cream post and extra cream so I came up with this passion fruit panna cotta. … Continue reading

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Garden Bounty – Zucchini (Farfalle with Creamy Zucchini Sauce)

I have more zucchini than I can use at the moment (doesn’t everyone?). This is a good, easy recipe for pasta and zucchini. This recipe uses Italian sausage. My mom makes her own Italian sausage patties and keeps me supplied … Continue reading

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Passion Fruit 1 – Ice Cream

Yesterday we attended my father-law’s 85th birthday. He lives a hundred miles away, and on the way up to his party we stopped at a restaurant supply company. I haven’t been there for at least 10 years. My husband suggested … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty – Blueberries and Plums (Blueberry Plum Cherry Cobbler)

The state of Michigan is the largest blueberry producer in the nation. My home state of New Jersey is the second biggest producer. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. As a child I loved summer drives along New Jersey’s … Continue reading

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Black Raspberry Jelly

During the summer months I usually make two or three kinds of jams and jellies. When I was growing up the only jelly I ate was Welch’s Grape. I was a picky eater and did not realize all I was … Continue reading

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Sweet Pepper and Mozzarella Salad

At this time of year I begin to crave fresh tomato and mozzarella salad, but the local tomatoes are not quite ready. I like the sweetness of mini vegetables and recently discovered mini sweet peppers. I always keep them in … Continue reading

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Garden Bounty – Fava Beans and Swiss Chard

Several times a month I talk on the phone with my cousin Connie who lives in Florida. Invariably the conversation turns to food and what we have been cooking. Almost in her mid-eighties, Connie cooks for herself everyday. She is … Continue reading

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Apricots and Cherries (Apricot-Cherry Bread Pudding)

I love this time of year. Actually, I love May through December because there are so many great things to eat. One of the best things about summer is the abundant local produce which is so readily available. I live … Continue reading

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Sugar Cane Cooler, A Summer Drink

We have a summer Saturday morning ritual that my kids love. We get up and, while strolling the local farmer’s market, have breakfast at one of the stalls. The past few years my son has eaten chicken tamales from the … Continue reading

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Garden Bounty – Artichokes (Pasta and Artichokes)

Sitting at the end of the driveway is our rather large artichoke plant. It is very unusual to see one here. We have people stopping all the time to admire it. The artichokes are ripe and ready to cook. Artichokes … Continue reading

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