Category Archives: Vegetables

Garlic Scape Refrigerator Pickles

                    Garlic scapes have been popping up at my local grocery store and I have been scooping them up while I can.  I love their not-too-strong garlic flavor that’s combined with … Continue reading

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Butternut & Chile Pizza

                    Pizza?  Flatabread?  Flizza?  I don’t really know what the difference is between the two anymore.  I see plain “pizzas” topped with just rosemary, oil and salt and flatbreads piled high … Continue reading

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Vegetable Stock (a Thanksgiving secret ingredient)

We are lucky enough to have wonderful friends and family that come to our home to share holidays such as Thanksgiving.  Some of them happen to be vegetarian.  When people find out we have vegetarians coming for the holiday their … Continue reading

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Get Pickled (Refrigerator Pickles)

My fridge is starting to look like something from a mad scientist’s (well, maybe botanist’s) lab.  I’ve been pickling, and a plethora of jars of pickled jalapeno peppers, green beans and cukes greets me whenever I open up the fridge … Continue reading

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Grilled Those String Beans!

Yes, I know it sounds nuts to throw string beans on the grill, but hear me out.  Our vegetable garden is recovering from heavy rains early in the season, and the string beans we planted are finally starting to earn … Continue reading

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Cold Corn Salad (or how to handle leftovers in a heat wave)

Well, we’re in the middle of another heat wave here on Long Island or, as the weatherman said today “It’s only going to be in the 90s for the next week, but it will feel like triple digits.”  Only the 90s? … Continue reading

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It’s Sprung!! (Spring Green Soup)

Spring has finally come to Long Island!!  We have daffodils, and cherry blossoms, and all sorts of green things are starting to spring up – both in our gardens and in our markets.  Actually, I was lucky enough to be … Continue reading

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Artichoke Stuffed Bread

We’re used to having artichokes stuffed with breadcrumbs, but this week I turned it around and stuffed the bread with artichokes instead.  The result was a family hit, and will be sitting on our Thanksgiving table this Thursday.  Besides tasting … Continue reading

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Some Like It Hot

A couple of weeks ago I was at a farmers’ market that had the most gorgeous peppers.  It was vegetable infatuation at first sight.  There were tons of different types, shapes, sizes and every color of the rainbow.  OK, maybe … Continue reading

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Savory Tomato Galette

So … how was your summer?  Mine was great, but, as always, it went by too quickly.  We traveled to Michigan for the first time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, Sleeping Bear dunes and an absolutely fantastic meal at Boathouse restaurant … Continue reading

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