Category Archives: Vegetarian

Bell Pepper, Onion, and Carrot Salad

My husband spent this past week busily harvesting the last of the sweet and hot peppers, carrots, leeks, chard, saffron, cardoons, and even a large bouquet of roses. We had a hard freeze last night so we will be tucking … Continue reading

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Pierogies

My mom grew up in a small Northern New Jersey town which at the time had an interesting mix of Italian and Eastern European immigrants. One of the advantages of living in this mix of people was the variety of … Continue reading

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Eggplant, Okra, and Potato Curry

This is a very good vegetarian curry dish. It is at its best in late summer with garden-fresh eggplant and okra, along with local potatoes. A while back my Indian cooking teacher Farida served us this dish, but I did … Continue reading

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Cold Summer Borscht

This cold summer beet soup is light and flavorful. I use the same technique of shredding the vegetables as I did for the previous post on zucchini soup. You can serve it plain or with a little sour cream or … Continue reading

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Puréed Zucchini Soup

I recently had a refrigerator full of our garden produce that needed to be used. I decided to make several soups at once that can be eaten during the week or frozen for future use. This puréed zucchini soup was … Continue reading

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Corn and Black-eyed Pea Salad

This salad is a nice way to use up leftover corn on the cob. It is a quick and easy side dish. Feel free to change up the beans if you prefer black or pinto beans. You could add bacon … Continue reading

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Italian Romano Beans with Peppers and Fennel

I look forward to our garden Romano beans all year long. They have a smooth, creamy texture, are very sweet, and are great stewed with tomato sauce. I also like them as a side dish with peppers. For the photo … Continue reading

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Indonesian Vegetable Salad with Peanut Sauce (Gado Gado)

It has been a very hot July with hardly any rain. I have been trying to keep the house cool by cooking foods on the stove or the grill rather than turning on the oven. This delicious Indonesian vegetable salad … Continue reading

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Basil and Parsley Puree

One of the joys of summer is to step out of my door to pick fresh herbs from the garden. The bay tree, kaffir lime, curry tree, rosemary and sage are in pots that we bring inside to use during … Continue reading

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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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