Valarie Russell on April 25th, 2017

This is a light and refreshing dish, it could be used as a main course with salad and crusty bread or as a side dish with and meat entrée. Either way it’s a delicious way to use the fresh local asparagus this spring.   1 lb asparagus 1 lb linguine 3 tablespoons butter 3⁄4 cup heavy […]

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Valarie Russell on March 29th, 2016

This easy slow cooker soup is loaded with veggies, beans, and whole wheat pasta! It is the perfect meal for “Meatless Monday!  1 small red or yellow onion, diced  2 small carrots, diced  2 celery stalks, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces  1 (28 […]

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Valarie Russell on June 2nd, 2015

When I saw this recipe, I knew I needed to give it a whirl. Another strawberry recipe? OK! And, since tomatoes are not in their prime yet, I could settle for a sweeter version of the traditional Italian finger food. The instructions seemed straightforward, the ingredients fresh and healthy, and the flavors seemed like they […]

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Valarie Russell on February 17th, 2015

What an awesome day to just hang out inside where its toasty warm and watch the snow collecting outside. I was trying to come up with something yummy to cook from our panty stash, this was something quick and easy I fixed for lunch. 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 3 1/2 cups canned […]

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Valarie Russell on August 12th, 2014

Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to absolute perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!   4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon chopped […]

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Valarie Russell on July 22nd, 2014

A refreshing salad of sweet watermelon and bright heirloom tomatoes, complimented with fresh herbs and pine nuts.   2 C. Heirloom Tomato (Yellow), Diced 2 C. Watermelon, Diced ¼ C. Pine Nuts 1 tsp. Fresh Mint, Minced 1 tsp. Fresh Basil, Minced (1½ tsp. may be even better) Pinch of Salt   Place all ingredients, […]

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Valarie Russell on August 19th, 2013

Super side dish, quick and easy… one of our new favorite summer dinners.  Kenny doesn’t really like the cilantro so I have on occasion switched to basil, both ways are delicious. 4 medium new potatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) 1 1/2 teaspoons thinly sliced garlic 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Valarie Russell on July 31st, 2013

SIMPLE EASY SIDE DISH… Slice the zucchini in half. Slice off the bottom to keep in stable. Brush with olive oil and top with garlic. Top with sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Add mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese or mixed blend. Bake at 375 for 20 to 30 minutes until soft. Serve with fresh […]

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Valarie Russell on July 10th, 2013

4 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 tablespoon fresh basil ~ chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano ~ chopped 3 cups grated zucchini 1 cup fresh sweet corn off the cob 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour   In a large bowl, combine […]

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Valarie Russell on August 13th, 2012

Some of you may have seen these zucchini on Saturday at the market; others of you got them in your “Basket of the Week”. I thought I might share a recipe or two with you so you might use them this week. The first one is a stuffed  zucchini recipe I found on soupbelly.com and tried […]

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