Category Archives: Vegetables

Broccoli with Garlic

With summers that heat up rapidly here we have had trouble in the past growing a good crop of broccoli that matures before it bolts. This year we planted it earlier and changed the planting location and now have been … Continue reading

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Pasta with Mushroom and Shallot Cream Sauce

When I first began blogging I posted a recipe for pasta with a roasted mushroom cream sauce. This year I’ve modified the recipe and it is a delicious and comforting autumn pasta dish. I use three kinds of mushrooms to … Continue reading

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Eggplant, Tomato, and Sweet Pepper Spread

Despite it being early October, our garden is still going strong. We have had lots of eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers come on all at once. This is a delicious spread that tastes best using garden-ripe produce. I like to make … Continue reading

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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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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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Fresh Beets with Green Onions and Dill

Last year we planted beets in the garden and grew a beautiful abundant crop, but this year the local quail population ate most of the tender seedlings we planted in the spring. ┬áI was craving beets so I bought a … Continue reading

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Romano Beans in Tomato Sauce

The past few years we have planted Italian Romano bush beans in the garden with a very small yield. This year we finally have a good crop. I love these flat green beans because they have a meaty quality to … Continue reading

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Zucchini with Green Olives and Capers

If you have an abundance of zucchini from the garden try making this nice summer dish. You can eat this warm or at room temperature as a side dish. It also works well as a salad. Zucchini with Green Olives … Continue reading

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