Recipes

Seasonal fare, creative uses with your garden.

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Pink Lady Crisp

I use Pink lady apples because they hold up well through the cooking process and they have great brightness and acidity, which I love.

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Love the Veggie Platter

This is a great way to move things out of your garden on a daily basis. It is wonderful to have a platter of fresh, vibrant veggies waiting for your guests when they arrive…

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THE Banana Bread

Sshh…This is my secret, go-to recipe, I am in the mood to share today! I tweaked this recipe from one in Martha Stewart Entertaining, which is a great resource for fail proof entertaining recipes…

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Val’s Granola

If possible try to get unsweetened dried fruit at a local health food store for this yummy granola. Who needs the extra sugar when it is so tasty on its own?

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Borscht

I made this as a starter for 70 guests at a end of the school year appreciation luncheon. The beets were just popping out of my garden and I though it would be so fun to use them in a non-traditional sort of a way…

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Zucchini Ribbons

The last time we were in Tuscany, this simple zucchini salad was brought to our table family style. It proves the old adage “simpler is better…”

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Healthier Buttermilk Pancakes

After making this easy pancake recipe you will never use a store bought mix again. This recipe originated from a chef friend of mine, Maili Brocke…

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Aunt Penny’s Marinara

This is so easy and delicious. I always have it on hand and use for pastas, pizza and stuffed zucchini blossoms. You can also use fresh tomatoes, too…

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Zucchini and Zucchini Blossoms

I look forward to fried zucchini blossoms as soon as I plant the seedlings in the garden. Here’s a great recipe I hope you enjoy as much as I!