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Couscous and Feta Stuffed Peppers

When red peppers are on sale at the grocery store, snatch up four good looking ones (ones that will stand upright) and give this recipe a try. Making stuffed peppers was a first for us; we’ve neither made the dish before nor have eaten it much. Initially, I was looking for a recipe that just [...]
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Roasted Asparagus With Serrano Ham

It is Spring and that means it is asparagus season!! My favorite way to prepare asparagus it to simply drizzle it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and then roast it under the broiler. We have directions for this on our last post on asparagus. It is really a great dish that is easy to [...]
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Ramp and Sausage Risotto

Ramps are only in season March through June, so when we saw some at our local farmers’ market we picked up a bunch. Ramps look like green onions, but are actually wild leeks and pack a lot of garlicky flavor. Coincidentally, bon appetit (April 2009) has a whole article on ramps and several recipes. Originally, [...]
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Super Supper Salad

Salads need not be limited to just lunch or an appetizer, they can be a meal! I threw this salad together one day after work when I was feeling too lazy to make anything. It was simply some of that lettuce that comes in those plastic boxes, an avocado and a can smoked tuna in [...]
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Carrot Soup

I came across this great recipe for carrot soup from the first edition of the Moosewood Cookbook. I skipped the almonds and it still tasted great. The soup has a sweet, but earthy flavor.

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Sauteed Broccoli Romanesco

Our farmer’s market just closed down for the year. On one of the last weekends Carolyn brought home a great present – a head of Broccoli Romanesco. Broccoli Romanesco is actually closer to cauliflower than broccoli and is a bit more tender. It tastes pretty much the same as cauliflower but looks cooler. Being the [...]
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Hearty Lentils With Ham

This is a great dish that is perfect for cold weather. Country ham provides a ton of flavor and the lentils help this dish stick to your ribs. Country ham is similar to prosciutto; it is a ham that is salted, then washed and hung to age. It may not be as delicate or nuanced [...]
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Roasted Romano Beans

When the farmer at the farmers’ market recommends something, he is usually right. Last week he recommended Romano beans. I had never tried them before so I thought I would give it a go. They are flatter and wider than green beans, but can be prepared the same way. We have since bought some two [...]
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Eggplant Parmesan

This is a quick and easy recipe for eggplant Parmesan “light.” It’s light because it’s not coated in breadcrumbs and fried, not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s quick and easy because all you have to do is stack the ingredients and pop it in the oven. We topped ours with a little homemade [...]
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