Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grilled Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

Skirt steak is an inexpensive yet very flavorful cut of meat. Simply grilled, it is a nice dish for summer entertaining. Italian salsa verde is an uncooked green sauce that includes parsley, olive oil, garlic, and capers. You can also … Continue reading

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Prickly Pear Syrup & Lemonade

This recipe is a collaborative effort between my husband and son. Our family loves prickly pears, also known as cactus fruit, and we eat them often during the summer months. Right now they are plentiful and inexpensive in the Mexican … Continue reading

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Raw Tomato Sauce (Sugo Crudo)

We are enjoying a beautiful local tomato crop. The large center tomato in the above photo is a Sicilian Saucer from our garden, weighing in at 2.1 lbs. The zebras came from our CSA, La Nay Ferme. This raw tomato … Continue reading

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Fresh Blackberries with Vanilla Custard Sauce (Dairy and Dairy-free Versions)

The local blackberries are at their peak now and especially sweet this year. With berries this good I sometimes prefer not to cook them but enjoy them instead with just a little embellishment. Years ago, when we lived in England, … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggplant

I was talking to my Aunt Fran recently and she mentioned that she wishes she would have cooked more with her mother and written down her recipes. She did not have many of them, and one of the dishes she … Continue reading

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