Monthly Archives: July 2014

Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Olives

We started growing Romano beans a few years ago and, although they don’t give as large a yield as the purple green beans, they are sweet and delicious and my favorite variety in the yard. This salad is made with … Continue reading

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Grilled Citrus Herb Chicken

July has been hot this year, but the positive side of the heat is the ripening of garden and local produce. We grill often during the summer months and this citrus herb chicken is a family favorite. We are a … Continue reading

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French Raspberry Custard Tart

This is my sister’s recipe and a family favorite. My daughter requests it for all special occasions. It can also be made with strawberries, which we will often have for Easter, and is delicious with blueberries as well. Dough 1-2/3 … Continue reading

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Broccoli with Caper Vinaigrette

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare broccoli, and makes a great side dish to take to a barbecue, since you can eat it warm or cool. The caper vinaigrette provides a nice tangy contrast. Feel free to … Continue reading

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Red Gooseberry and Raspberry Fool

Today is my blog’s third anniversary. I have so enjoyed posting my favorite holiday and seasonal produce recipes. There is still much to write about and I look forward to more years of sharing our food and garden updates. The … Continue reading

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Roasted Bing Cherry and Ricotta Crostini, Roasted Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini

I wait all year long for the local cherry season to begin and, now that it is here, I usually buy more than I need. I started roasting fruit as a way to preserve it before it begins to turn. … Continue reading

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Black Mulberry Syrup

One recent evening my husband and I were reminiscing about our childhood summers and the things we remember most fondly about them. For him, it was their family cabin in Idaho where the smell of the fresh-cooked fish they caught … Continue reading

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