Category Archives: Veggies

Asparagus Tart With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Elegance on a platter for most any meal; this tart is almost ridiculously simple to toss together! And tasty, too! The secret(s) are… Frozen puff pastry (fantastic stuff!). Blanched Asparagus (make ahead and stash in the fridge). Oven Roasted Grape … Continue reading

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes

I have posted this recipe before, under “Afternoon Delight Tomatoes,” because, while Nigella Lawson calls them “Moonblush Tomatoes” and roasts hers overnight; I tended to do mine in the afternoon. This time, I took Nigella’s cue and started mine a … Continue reading

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Parfait! Blanched Asparagus

I love this recipe! The asparagus is nicely crisp-tender, a beautiful bright green, and works a treat in everything from salads to appetizer trays to being added to rice, soups, or stews. I also get questions and comments from friends; … Continue reading

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Charred Tomatoes With Basil

One of my markets had a pretty decent deal: 2 packages of grape tomatoes for $5 – but… you had to buy two to get the deal. Now, we like tomatoes, but for just the two of us, that is … Continue reading

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Pesto Sautéed Cabbage

Everyone is talking about “zoodles” or “cauliflower rice,” but, consider the mebbe not so humble cabbage… Pick up a bag of coleslaw mix at most any supermarket, add a little melted butter and a jar of pesto sauce, and you … Continue reading

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Blanched Asparagus

I cannot tell you how many times each week I find myself blanching a big batch of asparagus for use in salads and what have you. Especially now that my local markets seem to have them hovering at a bit … Continue reading

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BBQ Baked Beans

A while back, while looking through old magazine recipes from the 1950’s and 1960’s, I came across one for a “Barbecued Bean Bake” that promised the “entire family will love” this one pot meal of doctored canned baked beans with … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Waffles

So, there I was, on a gray Saturday afternoon, slouching about a new shopping center with my husband, his mom, brother, and sister-in-law. We had already had a FINE lunch at Kuma’s, shopped at HomeGoods and Nordstrom Rack; were at … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach

With the new year, a lot of folk have made promises to eat a better, more balanced diet, and we are no exception. Of course, that still doesn’t mean I plan on giving up my Irish butter and whole milk! … Continue reading

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Nicely Spiced Eggplant

First things first. This recipe can be vegetarian, so Ima classifying it that way, but… even though it is quite good as a vegetarian main course or side dish, it is also, without a doubt, so much better when you … Continue reading

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