Category Archives: vegetables

Garden Fresh Kale Salad

This Garden Fresh Kale Salad is easy to make, packed full of everything good for you, and uses local, readily available vegetables. It was recently brought to my attention that my recipe for Kale Salad is not on my blog. … Continue reading

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Easy Zucchini Chips

With an overload of zucchini in my garden (how can something grow so fast?) I am running out of ideas for ways to use this veggie. I’ve made all my favourite recipes and have a freezer full of Zucchini Patties … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Pickled Beans

Summertime is Caesar time. Here is one more way to use some of those extra beans that are so plentiful in the garden or in farmer’s markets right now. This is a fast and easy recipe that produces a crispy, … Continue reading

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Fresh Green Bean and Zucchini Salad with Balsamic Dressing

If you live where I do and you have a garden, you’re likely experiencing a similar problem of “too much and all at once” with this hot and sunny weather we’re enjoying. Two short rows of green beans in our … Continue reading

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Asparagus-Avocado Salad with Peas and Radishes

Even though I’ve lived in this valley all my life, I never tire of its beauty. Neither, apparently, does my daughter who is on a work-away on an olive farm in Tuscany right now. The closing line of her last … Continue reading

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Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This Brussel Sprout salad has been making the rounds of Pinterest lately, and it is certainly pin-worthy. If you haven’t tried raw Brussel Sprouts, you must. They are nothing like their boiled or steamed cousins–no stench of cruciferous vegetables in … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared Balsamic Butternut Squash with Parmesan

Stormy days demand warm comfort food. Today we woke to the sounds of the backyard creek rushing, the waves crashing in the bay, and the wind blowing the rain sideways onto the windows. Welcome November! It was a hunkering down … Continue reading

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