Monthly Archives: September 2012

Homemade Grape Juice

Years ago, when we bought our present home, the side fence was covered in Concord grape vines. My father-in-law was delighted to see how prolific our grape crop was, so he gave us a start of his favorite juice grape, … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Potato and Roasted Zucchini Dip

At least once a month I cook Middle Eastern food for dinner. It is very casual, and we have a variety of dips (see the recipes for Mediterranean eggplant dip, tzatziki and tabbouleh) along with homemade pita. I will sometimes … Continue reading

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Herb Roasted Chicken

Every week I receive several bunches of fresh herbs in my CSA bag from La Nay Ferme, which can include thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil and sage. I rinse the herbs, then roll them in paper towels and place them in … Continue reading

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September Vegetable Stew

September is a time of transition as we go from the heat of summer to cooler days and nights. The light also seems to change as we finish off the summer produce and begin to make slightly more hardy dishes. … Continue reading

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Elderberry Syrup

My husband grew up spending a lot of time outdoors, since his dad was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also spent two summers as a teen working as a scout camp counselor in Wyoming, where he learned about using … Continue reading

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Pear Berry Crumble

At this time of year, when pears are at their peak and the weather has cooled slightly, a second crop of huge and flavorful raspberries matures in our yard. Pears and raspberries are a natural combination that people don’t always … Continue reading

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End of Summer Salad with Peaches, Tomatoes and Thyme

I have seen recipes for peach and tomato salads in Italian cookbooks but always dismissed them because I thought it sounded odd. This week I had some beautiful yellow cherry tomatoes and a big bunch of fresh thyme in my … Continue reading

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