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  1. Greek-Inspired Dressing

    Greek-Inspired Dressing
    INGREDIENTS 3 oz crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup buttermilk 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 shallot 1 Tbsp minced fresh oregano leaves ¼ tsp pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil ¼ small red bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped 2 Tbsp kalamata olives, pitted Preparation:  Makes about 1 cup Process first 6 ingredients (through pepper) in a food processor until smooth...
  2. Southern Chicken Stew

    Southern Chicken Stew
    INGREDIENTS 4 cups chicken broth 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 (14-oz) package frozen white corn 1 (16-oz) package frozen baby lima beans 1 (14½-oz) can crushed tomatoes 1/3 cup ketchup ¼ cup chopped, smoked ham 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce ½ to 1 tsp hot sauce 1...
  3. Basil simple syrup

    Basil simple syrup
    To make basil simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves, and then stir in a good handful of basil. Remove from heat.  Let it steep for about 30 minutes, strain and store in the fridge. Add your basil simple syrup to taste to iced tea, lemonade, even cocktails like mojitos...
  4. Cuban Chicken & Pineapple

    Cuban Chicken & Pineapple
    INGREDIENTS 6 skinless chicken drumsticks 6 skinless chicken thighs ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 Tbsp fresh marjoram leaves, divided 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 3 Tbsp lime juice 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp ground turmeric ¾ tsp ground cumin 1½ cups arborio rice ½ cup diced ham 2¼...
  5. Butternut Squash Risotto

    Butternut Squash Risotto
    INGREDIENTS 2 cups vegetable broth ½ cup water 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut to ¼-inch cubes 1 small onion, chopped 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp butter ½ cup arborio rice ¼ cup dry white wine 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives Parmesan cheese shavings Preparation:  Serves 2 In a small saucepan over high heat, bring broth and...
  6. Roasted Vegetable Couscous

    Roasted Vegetable Couscous
    INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp minced fresh basil leaves 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges 8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 3...
  7. Heirloom, Hybrid, or GMO?

    Heirloom, Hybrid, or GMO?
    Broadly, seeds fall into three camps: Heirloom, hybrid or GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).  So what's the difference? Heirloom seeds are seed that reproduce "true."  That is, if you save the seed from a Heirloom variety, when planted it will produce a plant (and fruit) that are exactly like the parent plant.  As a result, Heirloom seeds are often passed down...
  8. Two types of tomatoes -- small and tall

    Two types of tomatoes -- small and tall
    Tomatoes as a whole can be classified in two categories based on the way they grow: determinate and indeterminate. Determinate varieties, sometimes known as "bush" varieties, tend to stop growing at a genetically determined height.  This height can range from a few inches tall to 4 to 5 feet tall, depending on the variety.  Plants grow to this pre-determined height...
  9. Spicy Dill Sauce

    Spicy Dill Sauce
    INGREDIENTS ½ cup sour cream 3 Tbsp mayonnaise 2 Tbsp minced fresh dill 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley 1 Tbsp minced green onion 1 Tbsp chili sauce 1 garlic clove, minced ½ tsp dry mustard ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper Preparation Makes about 1 cup Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper...
  10. Greek Zucchini & Tomato Fritters

    Greek Zucchini & Tomato Fritters
    INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups seeded, peeled and diced plum tomatoes 2/3 cup diced zucchini ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves ½ cup all-purpose flour ¾ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper Pinch of ground cinnamon ¼ cup olive oil Preparation  Makes about 8 Combine diced tomatoes, zucchini, onion and mint in a...

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