Monthly Archives: September 2013

Shaved Fennel and Tomato Salad

Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables and is at its best during the fall and early winter months. It is so versatile because it is soft, sweet and delicate in flavor when roasted or stewed, yet has a strong, … Continue reading

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Peperonata (Italian Stewed Peppers)

We harvested a good supply of large red bell peppers from our Italian Quadrato Rosso pepper plants this week. I roasted most of them but saved a few for peperonata. This stewed bell pepper dish is one of my favorites … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet and Avocado Salad

Beets and avocados are a beautiful and delicious combination. I got a nice bag of red and yellow beets in my CSA from La Nay Ferme this week. They are incredibly fresh and sweet on their own and when roasted … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Garlic Spread (Toum)

Toum is a Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern garlic spread or aioli (mayonnaise), made with oil, lemon, salt, and garlic. It differs from European aioli because it generally does not contain eggs. It takes 15-20 minutes to emulsify in the food processor … Continue reading

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Nectarine Mousse

This is my mother’s favorite recipe for mousse. It came from a New Jersey friend. She originally made it using strawberries but I have adapted it for nectarines. The nectarines are in season right now and incredibly sweet this year … Continue reading

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Peach Crumb Pie

I love peaches and the season is still going strong here. I have had a craving for fresh peach crumb pie, like the ones we saw at the farm stands in New Jersey when I was growing up. This is … Continue reading

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