Category Archive: Vegetables

Antipasta – Style Penne

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The ingredients list for this recipe included some of my favorite flavors. Kalamata olives, pesto, sun dried tomato halves, artichoke hearts, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano cheese and penne pasta!  I was so excited to pull this together for dinner recently. Much to my surprise I found it to be too “oily” and so did the rest …

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Italian Wedding Soup

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There is something comforting about eating a steaming, hot, bowl of home made soup.  A big pot of soup can feed many hungry people for a small amount of money. Perfect for a casual get together. I use to buy Italian Wedding Soup in the can until I found this recipe. Leftovers ( if you have any) freeze well. I like to …

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Kabocha Squash At The Farmer’s Market

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What a privilege it is to live in Northern California and have access to the farmer’s market year round. I am even more fortunate to have an organic farmer’s market within two miles from my home, rain or shine every Tuesday.  We have had more “rain” than “shine” as of late. I kept seeing this squash called kabocha show up …

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German Runzas

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If you are not from the Midwest you are probably wondering what on earth is a Runza. It is cooked ground beef, cabbage and onion bundled in a bread dough and baked. I grew up eating these in Nebraska. Lucky for me my mom made these from scratch but we could also go to the local …

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