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Stuffed Tomatoes

The tomatoes are finally coming in – fast and furious! That means time to figure out yet another way to eat them up. Today, I blended up three gallons of tomato sauce so Victor can make sauce on Wednesday. I’ll probably have at least another gallon...

Eggplant and Pepper Lasagne

Last night we were discussing tonight’s dinner – Victor had said he wanted to make an eggplant lasagne – when he asked what I thought of adding some of the hot peppers from the garden. My eyes lit up, I started drooling, and said “YES!!...

Melanzane or Aubergine or Eggplant or…

Regardless of what ya call it, we have it. I think I mentioned that we had a hard time keeping up wi...

Eggplant Lasagne

I now have another recipe that I never have to make. Ya know how some folks just own a recipe? They ...

Sausage, Potatoes, and Jacques Pépin

I just got a new Jacques Pépin cook book yesterday – Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Ti...

Sunday Pasta

The first eggplant came off the vine, today! It was smallish – it could have grown  few more ...

Can’t Be Beet Salad

1 pkg Roasted Golden Beets 1 pkg Steamed Baby beets 1 pkg Steamed Lentils 1 btl mango Dressing Dic...

Mini Cheese Cakes

We were watching Jacques Pepin the other night and he made a mini-cheese cake / souffle that really ...

Bean and Wheat Berry Salad

It’s just a couple of days before the official start of summer, but the weather is already scr...

Corn Cakes

Cooking Light arrived the other day with a recipe for Corn Cakes with Bacon and Turmeric Yogurt. It ...

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Manicotti

It’s Nonna’s Birthday. There’s not a lot you can get a 91 year old for her birthda...

Oven Braised Artichokes

I saw artichokes at the store this morning. Purple, even… At 99¢ a piece, I had to get a coup...

Gnocchi and Beets

For as long as I have known Victor, he has stated that he hates beets. Hates. Loathes. Despises. Doe...