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    Glazed Carrots Simply Made

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    PrintGlazed CarrotsAuthor Steve Albert Don’t miss out on this simple carrot recipe. It’s delicious! InstructionsPeel the carrots and cut them into rounds or sticks. Be sure the pieces are about the same size so that they cook evenly. (If you use baby carrots, don’t bother to peel them.)Put the carrots in a saucepan or heavy […] More

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    Potato-Leek Soup Simply Made

    Potato and leek soup

    PrintPotato-Leek SoupAuthor Steve Albert Potato-leek soup is simply made with potatoes and leeks from the garden. You can leave the skins on the potatoes if you like. Ingredients3 parts finely sliced potatoes; use boiling or Yellow Finn potatoes, scrubbed well.2 parts sliced leeks (or onions); use only the white parts.Milk or creamSeasoningsOil or butterInstructionsSauté the […] More

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    Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

    Corn Salad Tomatoes and Peppers

    Here’s a fresh harvest corn salad that matches just-picked corn with a handful of cherry tomatoes, a small red onion, a medium bell pepper, and cilantro—and sweet vinaigrette. If you haven’t just picked the corn out of the garden then choose bright green, full husks and look for silks that are moist and flowing. Pull […] More

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    Tomato Harvest Ketchup Recipe


    PrintTomato Harvest KetchupYield 2 quarts Here’s a full-flavored tomato ketchup that comes right out of the garden. This recipe combines just picked tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic, and celery. It’s thick and smooth with a rich, complex flavor you’ll never find in store-bought ketchup. (If you want store-bought flavor add double or triple the amount […] More

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    Grilled Chicken Kebabs

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    The kebab or shish kebab originated in the Mediterranean. The kebab is a marinated meat, poultry, shellfish, firm fish, and vegetables or fruits threaded on a skewer and grilled or broiled. This recipe works with any medium-dark meat—chicken things, cubed turkey, pork, and even fish such as salmon or swordfish. PrintGrilled Chicken KebabsAuthor Steve AlbertYield […] More

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    Herb Butter Recipe

    Herb Butter

    Use herb butter wherever you would use the herb alone—on rice or noodles, steamed vegetables, grilled or roasted meat, poultry, or fish. Herb butter can be prepared more quickly and tastes just as good as most melted butter sauces. It’s easier to take herb butter to the table—or to the patio or picnics—than it is […] More

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    Fresh Apricot Tart Recipe

    Apricot Tart

    Apricots reach their full potential cooked. Compare the flavor of a raw apricot to one that has been heated up a bit in the oven—you will be convinced. The most flavorful of all apricot varieties is the Blenheim. The Blenheim—also called the Royal and the Royal Blenheim—is a petite fruit often with lightly green shoulders. […] More

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    Simple All-Purpose Pie Crust Recipe

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    PrintSimple All-Purpose Pie Crust RecipePrep 10 minsInactive 20 minsTotal 30 minsAuthor Steve AlbertYield 1 crust for a 9-inch pie Here is all-purpose pie crust recipe you can use for pies, tarts, and galettes. Ingredients1 cup flour½ teaspoon salt6 tablespoons cold solid shorteningInstructionsIn a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and shortening. With your fingertips or a […] More

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    Herbs for Tea

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    Mint and chamomile are the most common herb teas, but you can brew tea from almost any garden herb. Herb teas are soothing and often health-giving. They contain virtually none of the caffeine found in coffee. Herbal tea is easy to make: put a handful of fresh herbs (about ¼ cup) per cup of tea […] More

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    Rhubarb Crumble

    Rhubarb crumble

    Rhubarb is among the first crops of the year–along with asparagus and radishes. Use rhubarb that is firm like celery, not limp. You may want to “string” the rhubarb stalks before cutting them. Just hold the end of a stalk between your thumb and a paring knife and pull the strings down the length of […] More

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    How to Make Pumpkin Ice Cream

    Pumpkin Ice Cream

    Here is a tasty pumpkin ice cream that is easy to make: it is simply sweetened pumpkin purée, milk, and whipping cream, frozen. Because this recipe use a purée of just harvested pumpkin, you will need about 90 minutes to prepare the ice cream mix and another 2½ hours to freeze. ‘Sugar Pie’ is the […] More