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Hot Pickled Peppers

Hot Pickled Peppers  Makes 5 pints or 10 1/2 half pints. Prepare canner, jars, and lids. Combine 11 cups sliced banana peppers, mariachis, jalapenos, cherry bombs (look for a couple red ones) and serranos in a glass or stainless bowl.  Use latex or rubber gloves and don’t […]

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BLT Bites

BLT Bites 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup chopped green onions 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert […]

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Scratch and Dent Fresh Salsa

Scratch and Dent Fresh Salsa Grab extra “unchosen and unloved” tomatoes ugly tomatoes in several colors.  Peel off the ugly spots, splits and core.  Chop along with onion, a green sweet pepper and a couple hot peppers.  Fresh or frozen corn makes a nice addition. Drizzle with […]

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Zucchini Boats with Corn

Zucchini Boats with Corn 2 zucchini (the oval Magda works best) about 6-8 inches long, cleaned but not peeled 2 Tbsps. butter 1 cup fresh corn, cut from about 2-3 ears corn ½ bell pepper, chopped fine 1 large egg ½ c yellow corn meal Salt and […]

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Bamyeh

Bamyeh This is a Palestinian/Lebanese braise from Rosana Thompson 2 Cups Okra 3 lg tomatoes or 1 lg can diced, stewed tomatoes 4 cloves garlic 1 tsp salt 1 -2 lb lamb or beef stew meat 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 cube vegan or chicken buillon 2 […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Cake 3 eggs 2 C sugar 1 c oil 1 tsp vanilla 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 c grated zucchini 2 c flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 c chopped walnuts or pecans ½ c choc […]

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Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes 2 medium zucchini or 1 larger.  The striped Magda works well 1/2 medium yellow onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or oregano 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground […]

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Mediterranean Squash Braise

Mediterranean Squash Braise 2 Tbsp butter (can sub olive oil, but the butter does something amazing to the flavor of the squash) 1/2 C chopped onion 3 C squash cut into 1″ chunks. The light green, not the dark green zucchini. 3 peeled, diced tomatoes (frozen fresh, […]

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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Balsamic Green Bean Salad 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 large red onion, chopped 4 […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille ¼ c olive oil 2 medium onions, quartered 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 peppers, any color 1 medium eggplant 4 cups fresh tomatoes 2 medium summer squash or zucchini 1 T fresh chopped basil 1 T fresh chopped oregano 1 T fresh chopped parsley Salt and […]

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