Valarie Russell on May 13th, 2014

Our daughter-in-law, Deanna, makes Manicotti for her family often and was sharing her recipe a couple weeks ago. It sounded great and was definitely something I had never tried to make before, so I tried my hand at it this week. I tweaked her recipe a bit, mine is a meatless version but you could add ground beef, […]

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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

This delicious recipe came from one of our valued customers, Mary, at the New Albany Farmer’s Market.  She shared with me that it was actually a recipe she had back in college many years ago. Here it is, although she never made it with fresh basil and oregano she thought it would be awesome. She said it taste even better […]

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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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Valarie Russell on July 30th, 2012

This is a recipe that my niece, Amanda from Seattle, fixed this weekend and passed on to us. I decided to fix it this evening since we have an abundance of zucchini and always need a new recipe to use some of it up. It was wonderful, I wanted to share it with all of you. Hope you enjoy […]

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Valarie Russell on May 17th, 2012

This is a quick and awesome salad, Kenny and I could eat this almost every evening for dinner.  Especially when the fresh tomatoes and basil are plentiful, and that is starting to happen about now! The Balsamic vinaigrette is the balm and so easy to prepare. 3 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices 1 pound fresh […]

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Valarie Russell on September 21st, 2011

Frittata is the Italian word for omelets. Frittatas are prepared differently than omelet’s, usually started on the stovetop and finished under the broiler. The result is an egg dish that is firm, and nicely brown on the top and edges. Frittatas require an ovenproof skillet for preparation, but no other special equipment. These are great […]

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Valarie Russell on August 3rd, 2011

Since we are growing so much eggplant this year I thought I would feature several recipes using eggplant. This is another recipe that my niece Amanda sent to me from Seattle.  It not only makes a beautiful presentation but, it taste great too. Stop by the New Albany Farmer’s Market and pick up a few eggplants and […]

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Valarie Russell on August 2nd, 2011

Tomato and Mozzarella salad is the perfect summertime dish for cooks in a hurry; slicing is the hardest part. We had this last night for supper and it was wonderful.  It’s so nice to just go outside and pick a couple of tomatoes and some fresh basil, wash, slice and eat. I’m thankful that Kenny […]

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Valarie Russell on August 2nd, 2011

My niece from Seattle, Amanda, sent me this recipe… I believe she may have found this on line.  I saw this or one similar in A Taste of Home magazine.  We tried it last week and I thought it was good enough to share with all of you.  Just one more way to fix the wonderful summer vegetable…EGGPLANT. INGREDIENTS: […]

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