Category Archives: Vegetables

Ratatouille – A Classic French Dish

Now that summer is over and you have a good yield in your garden, it’s a wonderful time to make the French classic vegetable dish called Ratatouille. This vegetable dish is made with fresh garden ripe tomatoes, yellow and zucchini … Continue reading

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Outdoor Grilling

Grilling means the heat source is below the item to be cooked, which is the opposite of broiling, where the heat source is above the food. This method of cooking has become so popular that there are numerous selections of … Continue reading

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It’s Your Choice

There have been so many studies on the subject of nutrition that people have started to realize that you are what you eat and that your body needs the proper “fuel” to work and function at its peak ability. Granted … Continue reading

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The Controversial Garlic

Raw or cooked, garlic can and will add flavor to a dish. It is a controversial food as some people don’t like the garlicky breath that sometimes comes from eating it. It is the strongest and most pungent member of … Continue reading

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Salad Greens

There are many green leaves that you can use in a salad to give it a variety of tastes, shapes and colors. When purchasing these greens make sure they look fresh.  All greens should be washed before using and shaken … Continue reading

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Potatoes: A Starch and a Vegetable

Potatoes are a starch that is similar to pasta, rice and bread, but potatoes are also a vegetable, which the others are not. Potatoes are the second largest crop in the world following rice. In fact, one third of all … Continue reading

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The Onion Family

Members of the onion family are one of the prime sources of flavoring for many types of culinary preparations. To be considered important they, do not have to be one of the main ingredients such as in a Patti melt … Continue reading

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Traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner

These are two presentations of the same traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage. One has a Yukon potato, which has a golden color, baby carrots, and pearl onions. The other one has just regular carrots, an onion, and a … Continue reading

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Chef Salad

A chef’s salad is a popular luncheon entree and is available in most restaurants. Its popularity stems from the fact that it’s ingredients are foods that most people enjoy eating. Usually it is served in a large bowl filled with … Continue reading

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Stuffed Tomato Salad

A colorful salad plate is composed of a tomato that is stuffed with any one of a variety of fillings. A large firm tomato should be used for this dish and after six cuts to form a flower, some of … Continue reading

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