Recipes From the Garden

Wrestling Winter Squash: Don’t Get Beat Up by Your Squash!

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Wrestling Winter Squash: Don’t Get Beat Up by Your Squash!

  • Preparing hard winter squash can be downright dangerous if you are attacking it with a sharp knife! There are some easy ways to avoid a trip to the emergency room though.

  • Squashes, one of the few native American foods, are worth the extra effort. Not only are they tasty, all parts are useful and nutritious too.

  • Winter squash can be prepared hundreds of ways; everything from stuffed to pickled and savory to sweet.

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Dipping in Chocolate

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Dipping in Chocolate

So now our cordials have been bathed in Kirsch: How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Soak in Kirsch And enrobed in fondant: How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Make the Fondant It’s time for the final step, dipping in chocolate. I recommend using a high-quality dark chocolate for this step. No chocolate morsels […]

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Make the Fondant

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Make the Fondant

If you love chocolate, and cherries, this is the perfect recipe for your next event. The first step when making cherry cordials is to soak the cherries in cherry brandy. You can find the directions at my previous post – How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Soak in Kirsch Next we cover them in […]

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How to Make Spiked Cherry Cordials – Soak in Kirsch

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on September 6, 2019 0 Comments

In July I received some beautiful sweet cherries, courtesy of Northwest Cherry Growers and my appointment as a Canbassador. I candied some for holiday fruitcakes, and made some luscious cherry berry butter. But I also was inspired by an Instagram post to try my hand at making cherry cordials from scratch. What is a Canbassador? […]

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Pea Salad Recipe without Bacon

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on July 15, 2019 0 Comments
Pea Salad Recipe without Bacon

If you like peas as much as I do, you will want to make this bacon-free pea salad. It’s perfect for a summer picnic, cook-out, or easy weekday lunch. The first time I ever had pea salad, we had just moved to Washington state’s mid-Columbia region from New England. While exploring our new surroundings, we […]

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Eggplant Caponata

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Eggplant Caponata

Think you don’t like eggplant? This tangy relish will change your mind. Try it with pita chips, on pasta, over a frittata, or eaten with a spoon!   One of my favorite fall vegetables is the much-maligned eggplant. I didn’t grow up eating eggplant, and probably you didn’t either. I used to be a Healthy […]

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Zucchini Recipe Round-up

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
Zucchini Recipe Round-up

Zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, zucchini relish – what to do with garden zucchini overload. Update: Zucchini continues to be a big part of my late summer-fall diet, and maybe yours too. This post was originally published in 2015 so it is time to update the recipes and remove old links. Even though I write it, […]

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Creamy, Cheesy, Zucchini Noodles

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on October 9, 2018 1 Comment
Creamy, Cheesy, Zucchini Noodles

Somewhere between Alfredo and mac/cheese, you won’t miss the pasta with this creamy zoodle concoction. Well, 2018 has been another year of zucchini overload (aren’t they all!). We are now embarking on week 6 of zucchini almost every night, and the garden still has a couple of behemoths waiting to be picked. Luckily, zucchini has […]

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Peach Grunt

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Peach Grunt

Marry the northeast and the northwest! Make an old-fashioned New England grunt with luscious peaches from Washington State. Baking is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. It seems a miracle that you can mix flour, sugar and various other ingredients, pop the whole thing in the oven and end up with crusty bread or chewy […]

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Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 13, 2018 0 Comments
Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

Meatless Monday is a great time to tame zucchini overload and enjoy this versatile stuffed zucchini recipe. Does your backyard garden abound with zucchini? Or were you a little too tempted with all the variety at the Farmer’s Market and came home with enough zucchini to feed a small country? Me too. Actually, I can […]

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