Category Archives: Recipes for Summer

Cucumber-Cilantro-Lime Salad

Ahhh, the crunchy, watery, hint-of-melon cucumber.  Cucumbers are still very abundant right now, but most of the ones I have found at the markets are very large.  Large cucumbers mean large, hard seeds.  I’m usually a very lazy non-fussy cook.  If … Continue reading

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October Farmer’s Market Canapes (or just a good lunch)

Saturday I bought the most scrumptious goat chevre I have ever tasted.  Packed on Friday by Proverbs Farm in Alvin, one taste of the snow-white, light and fluffy chevre had me opening up my wallet.  Goat cheese and I have a … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Use Eggplant

So that eggplant over there.  Don’t pretend you don’t see it.  It’s been sitting staring at you all week.  You made the eggplant usuals–eggplant parmesan, and caponata–but now you’re just not sure what to do with it.  And your tired of complicated … Continue reading

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A Very Dangerous Mayo

Mayonnaise is one of the condiments that I can usually pass up.  I like it okay but I usually won’t take the time to take it out of the fridge to add to a sandwich (B.L.T.s being the exception).  But, being a … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Lice, Make Cake!

Nit-pickin’ good. Tuesday was going to be duck-egg-cake-making-day.  I was excited to use the duck eggs I picked up Saturday.  Duck eggs are superior nutritionally to chicken eggs in almost every category, but that’s not the reason they are sought … Continue reading

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Tex-Asian Fast Food

If ever there was a need for fast food, it was today.  Yesterday afternoon I found out that one of my darling chicklings had LICE.  Ewww.  That word is so hard to say.  Actually, after having 5 children, the oldest of … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggs with Garlic-Chive Croutons

My farmer asked me if I wanted some garlic chives the other day and I had to pause for a moment.  I love garlic and I love chives, but the time I got a little too adventurous with some “urban … Continue reading

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