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Roasted Hazelnuts & Garbanzo Beans

Roasted Hazelnuts & Garbanzo Beans

1 by / on October 9, 2013, 10:42 am / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Tonight we’re holding Fern Creek’s first Cooking Class–an Italian theme featuring Butternut Ravioli with Sage Browned Butter & Pine nuts. Recipe coming soon! Terrie Boehr chairs the Family and Consumer Science department at George Fox and brings the culinary expertise to the class. I bring my adventurous cooking self and a garden full of vegetables. We decided to have roasted […]

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Pesto Cubes

Pesto Cubes

0 by / on August 23, 2013, 7:25 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, On the Side, Preservation Projections

Pesto making time is from mid to late summer season when basil grows abundantly and needs to be picked every couple of days. I put up about a gallon of pesto cubes since we use a fair bit of pesto throughout the year, adding it to soups, pastas, grilled sandwiches, and pizza sauce.  After posting the Summer Roasted Vegetable Pizza recipe, […]

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Blistered Beans & Fennel

Blistered Beans & Fennel

3 by / on July 31, 2013, 4:21 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

My favorite summer bean is the Fortex Green Bean, an Italian heirloom. The bean has no string, so is extra tender and has wonderful flavor. Besides that, with its 8-12 inch length that tends to swirl a bit on the vine, it’s interesting to look at and fun to cook! You can do anything with these beans that you would […]

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Walla Walla Onion Rings

Walla Walla Onion Rings

1 by / on July 10, 2013, 3:04 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Since these are rather decadent, I try to resist the urge to make them more than a few times in a summer season. Serve them with side salads (not ones heavy in oil!) and you can eat them nearly guilt-free! 1 large onion serves two of us easily, double for more. Cut one large or two medium Walla Walla onions […]

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Good food and good recipes.

Garlic Red Potato Salad

1 by / on June 12, 2013, 2:04 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

This is one of my favorite ways to use new red potatoes. The simple recipe comes from Simply in Season, a cookbook that helped me learn what was possible when we started eating seasonally and locally a number of years ago. I highly recommend you add it to your bookshelf–as it is a great resource besides being full of great […]

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