Valarie Russell on November 15th, 2016

Well this is my latest creation… caused by accident.  I just came back from Florida and brought with me bunches of fresh oranges, my thoughts were to make marmalade.  Having received the beautiful bottle of Orange Balsamic Vinegar for Christmas last year, I thought I might add a bit to my marmalade.  Well, not thinking […]

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Valarie Russell on November 8th, 2016

Any fresh vegetable combination will work; these are just my picks. I hope you enjoy as much as we do. I use Primo Oil’s 18-year Balsamic vinegar, it’s amazing.   2 red bell peppers, cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick pieces  Butternut squash, cut into 1 1/2 -inch pieces 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1 1/12-inch pieces 1 […]

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Valarie Russell on November 17th, 2015

I have to tell you this is a recipe I received from the chef at Publix grocery store in St. Augustine this past week. He was giving one of their weekly cooking demos and I stopped to watch his presentation.  I was so glad I did, it’s delicious.  I hung around until he was finished cooking […]

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Valarie Russell on October 27th, 2015

There comes a time every year when we start to get really excited about all the things we can roast and all the different hearty dinners we can make that warm us up and keep us feeling good…and this dish is no exception! Butternut squash has just the right touch of sweetness and basically goes great […]

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Valarie Russell on September 22nd, 2015

Its fall and time for some great recipes for our winter squashes. This dish is so simple and quick to prepare you can have dinner on the table in less than thirty minutes.  You could use this in several different applications… add some bowtie pasta a bit of olive oil and toss. Maybe puree the […]

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Valarie Russell on October 7th, 2014

A good way to use up your “Basket of the Week”, or clean out the refrigerator. This recipe could easily be vegetarian by using vegetable broth in place of chicken broth. Makes a lot and freezes well. 1 T olive oil 1 c chopped onion (candy onion) 1 c sliced carrot 3/4 c sliced celery 3 […]

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Valarie Russell on November 16th, 2011

This is a delicious butternut squash pie with the flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon, and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face. Try it instead of pumpkin pie at the next holiday dinner or get-together. We have plenty of these squash available and will have them on sale this weekend at the […]

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Valarie Russell on October 18th, 2011

While on vacation at Lake Barkley a couple of weeks ago, my sister and I cooked the entire trip.  This was one of the  soups that we fixed, it was fairly easy to prepare and you could really taste the apples and onions.  This is a really delicious creamy soup and diffidently worth trying for yourself on […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2010

Winter squash is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown in most of the country. It differs from summer squash in that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind. When ripened to this stage, fruits of […]

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Valarie Russell on September 4th, 2010

Butternut squash and apples This is a delicious use of both butternut squash and apples.  A family favorite of ours, especially around the holidays.  We like using our Mutsu apples which are both crisp and sweet with a little tartness.  This is so quick to put together that I enjoy fixing it often and everybody raves over it. Ingredients:  1 1/2 lbs. butternut squash 1/4 […]

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