Category: Summer Vegetables and Sides

Fall Vegetables and Sides

End of Summer Zucchini Casserole

We’ve headed into fall and the remaining Romanesco zucchini need to be used…now what? I’d pretty much run through the  “zucchini repertoire” and I needed to come up with something for dinner.  There’s that leftover barbecued corn from the night before…hmmm. 

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Anne’s “Cheater” Pickled Beets

When I was working in the executive dining room, we made these every couple of weeks and now, for old time’s sake, I make them at Christmas. My Mom always made pickled beets from scratch which included growing her own beets! Molto

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Corn On The Cob Butters

A couple of ideas to slather on fresh, fantastic, local corn! Lime-Chive Butter ½ cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives 2 tsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel ½ tsp.

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Summer Appetizers

Caponata (Sweet And Sour Eggplant)

You just gotta love summer! It’s delicious! The recipe makes a lot, but it keeps very well, for up to 1 week. It’s bit time consuming but I think the end result is well worth it and you can cut

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Kitchen Tips

Crunchy Dill Pickles

Dill pickles are one of the things that we like a lot at our house. We have been canning/preserving them every year for it seems like forever…and when you present a jar to friends, are they ever happy! Cold, crisp and

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Green Beans With Shallots And Lemon

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This has been my go-to for making green beans for many years…they seem to go with everything and most people like them! The lemon adds a nice citrusy zing!  When

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Phyllis’ Tomato Salsa

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A good salsa is a wonderful thing! This version has both grape tomatoes and Sungold’s from the plants in our backyard. It certainly makes an eye catching and delicious salsa!

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Grilled Artichokes With EVOO, Lemon And Mint

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. We are lucky enough to get local artichokes from Glen Valley Artichokes at both Kits Farmer’s Market and Yaletown. The first time I made this recipe we shared the artichokes with our

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Grilled Mushroom And Onion Packages

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This makes a really good side dish for all sorts of meats as well as a delicious topping for grilled steaks; add a nice bottle of red vino & you’re

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Green Corn Tamale Casserole

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Known as Tamal de Elote en Cazuela in Mexico, I make this casserole quite often. It’s a really tasty dish to serve as part of a Mexican meal or with

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