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Salsa Verde

The harvest is winding down but some veggies besides squash are still showing up on our farmer’s market stand in spades. Notably for the past week or so: tomatillos in green, white and purple!

I picked some up last week and then bought four pounds this week to put up for the winter. I’ll probably continue to buy pounds of them until they’re out of season.. which could be as early as tomorrow. It all depends on frost.

This is what I’m turning them into: a mild, rich salsa verde. I used a jalapeno in one batch and…

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Simple, Fast Pizza Sauce

Boy, I just finished one of the best pizzas we’ve ever made. Talk about good! I wish I could share a photo of this delectable beast of a pizza, but alas, it was not meant to be.

Here’s what we had: A homemade whole wheat rosemary pizza crust with a red wine tomato sauce, slices of fresh ghost eggplant from our garden lightly fried, fresh tomato slices from the farmer’s market, sauteed onions, bacon, fresh basil and slices of fresh mozzarella. Top that off with some sliced olives and there you have it. A damn good pizza.


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A Simple Pesto

One of the best things about the local farmer’s market is being able to get baggies of fresh basil cheaply and easily. And the best thing about big bags of basil is PESTO!

There are so many ways to make pesto, many of which don’t even call for basil but for some other green, leafy thing. Spinach, parsley, you name it. Some with nuts, some with cheese, some with both.

So, this is only one simple way to make pesto and the high quantity of nuts and tomato make this a fairly dull-looking sauce. I have to say…

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Deconstructed Tortilla Salad

Deconstructed Tortilla Salad

Mangoes are in season now and we’ve been getting a bunch of them for great prices lately. We also lucked into a fresh, ripe pineapple so I decided to try making a fruit-based salsa. It came out beautifully!

It’s hard to believe when a salsa I create from scratch comes out so nicely that just a couple of years ago I couldn’t make a salsa if my life depended on it.

So, we decided to make a bunch of different…

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Peanut-Curry Noodles

After making some Red Curry Paste, I wanted to try it out. I didn’t feel like making my favorite panaeng-style curry, so I tried this recipe from a recent issue of Food Network Magazine. I really like this one – it’s easy and delicious. Plus, as an added bonus, the leftover sauce goes great with naan or pita chips!

Now, the original asks that the dish be served cold – good for these hot summer months – but I found it works great either hot or cold. I like mine with rice stick noodles, though you can substitute…

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Red Curry Paste

In the last post, I alluded to some good news we were celebrating. Here’s the scoop: During the last month, I’ve been working on my senior project for my bachelor’s degree. Last week, I turned it in and on Saturday, I received my evaluation notice. I passed with flying colors! As of now, I have my Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting!

It’s really good to be able to get back to writing about food and recipes now that the project is done. I have a bunch of recipes set by to share with you!

The little jars of…

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Garlic Cheese Sauce

I originally made this sauce to go over Mung Bean Pancakes (which I’ll post about next week) but when we decided to do a teriyaki pork pizza, we needed a cheesy white sauce for it. Turns out, with a few minor modifications, this sauce works great as a pizza sauce! Today, I’ll post both variations – one light and saucy one for pasta or meat and one thick one for pizzas or garlic bread.

It can be quite strongly garlic, especially if you add another clove of garlic or use a persillade spice mix (parsley, minced dried garlic and…

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