Lentil & Rice Stuffed Winter Squash

20200315_202024The one thing I never see in other people’s grocery carts is any of the wonderful array of winter squashes.  Not that I’m nosy or anything.

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Whole Wheat & Milk Bread

20200226170225_IMG_2827xeghAs much as I love making sourdough breads, there are many times that I realize I haven’t prepped my starter in time to do the baking I want or need to do.  Bless the person who figured out how to make active dried yeast.

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Chicken Roasted with Eggplant and Tomato

20190903_212601Our hot summers have the up-side of providing the ideal conditions for growing heat-loving veggies like tomatoes and eggplant.  How fortuitous that they taste so good together!

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Fennel & Leek Loukaniko (Greek Sausage)

20190718_214038You know the old saying “close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades”?  Well, close is seldom close enough when it comes to certain foods, it’s either get the real-deal or go home and make it yourself.

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Yemista (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers)

20190703_080003I may have mentioned once or twice how much I’m not really fond of summer simply because of the heat here.  I have made a bit of a truce, though, because that heat makes all sorts of yumminess possible.

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Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare var. hirtum)

20190528_172210No self-respecting Greek will return home from Greece without a large stash of dried Greek Oregano in their luggage.  Try explaining that one to a customs officer.

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Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis)

20180413_180142ijklmGarden Sage is an all-in-one plant offering both looks as well as functionality.  Spires of tubular, lavender colored flowers sit above a sea of grey-green and fragrant leaves in masse each spring.  And of course, those leaves become a tasty addition for your kitchen spice rack.

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Roast Chicken with Artichoke Hearts & Greek Peperoncini

20190101_160823I’m honestly surprised that my family hasn’t sprouted wings, yet.  We do eat a lot of chicken.  No, really.  A. Lot.

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Fig (Ficus carica)

20180803_125406I have to say, I honestly feel sorry for anyone who’s never had the opportunity to eat a fresh fig.  If that’s you, don’t despair, you still might be able to grow your own, even if you’re not in the ideal climate.

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Homemade Peanut Butter

20180124_0757Okay, you know I can HEAR you rolling your eyes.  Yes, I bother to make my own nut butter for two very good reasons: 1) control of my ingredients, 2) I’m tired of fighting with jars of stiff peanut butter and having the jar win.

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