Monthly Archives: September 2016

Jimmy Nardello Italian Peppers with Capers and Parsley

Last year we started growing  Jimmy Nardello Italian frying peppers. They are long, red, and thin skinned, and have no heat so they are sweet and delicious. You can eat them raw, pan fried or grilled. For the photo below … Continue reading

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Indian-Style Roasted Okra

I needed to use up a bag of okra from the garden and decided to try an Indian-inspired version. This is a nice way to dress up the okra. I love the flavor of toasted black mustard seeds and whole … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Cubanelle peppers are thriving in our garden this year. Also known as Italian frying peppers, these thin skinned peppers are sweet and great for stuffing, baking, grilling or eating raw in salads. They range in color from green to red … Continue reading

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Raspberry Fig Almond Cake

During the months of September and October our yard is loaded with ripe raspberries, and this year we also have an abundance of figs from our almost 20-year old tree. Raspberries and figs are a delicious dessert combination. This cake … Continue reading

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Indian Snack Mix

We have been buying Indian snack mix (also called “hot mix”) for years, but I recently learned how to make a homemade version from my friend and cooking teacher Farida. This is my variation on her recipe. I love adding … Continue reading

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Peach Mango Fruit Compote

Last weekend I hosted a dinner party for which I cooked Indian food and wanted something fruity to accompany it. Peaches are still in season here and they marry well with the flavor of mangos, so I made this uncooked … Continue reading

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Creamed Corn with Pink Peppercorns and Thyme

This is a great way to use up leftover corn on the cob. It is not a low-fat recipe, but it is a nice change once or twice during corn season. I like to use a cast iron skillet to … Continue reading

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Pickled Eggs

When I was a girl I kept myself busy during summer vacation reading my mother’s cookbooks and experimenting in the kitchen. One of the first dishes I learned to make was pickled eggs. Here is my updated recipe for them … Continue reading

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