Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is our favorite green vegetable around here, partly because we grow it. I’ve tried and failed to grow spinach, and we don’t particularly care for beet greens or collard greens. But we all really love chard. What a surprise when we found out you...
Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

I think sauerkraut is delicious right out of the bottle or can. Makes my mouth water to think about it. There’s certainly nothing wrong in serving it either heated or cold right out of the package. It goes great with Polish Sausage, Bratwurst, or hot dogs. Most...
Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

One of the favorite ways to fix vegetables at my house is also very simple. Roasting them in the oven smells great, looks great, and tastes even better. This photo shows some veggies from the other night ready to go into the oven. As it happens, they are all from our...
Butterstick Squash

Butterstick Squash

We use this recipe for most of our hard-shelled squash, like Butternut and Acorn. One of the tricks to this kind of squash cutting it. So I keep a rubber mallet in one of the kitchen drawers. That’s right, a rubber mallet. Instead of sawing your way through a...
White Rice

White Rice

Long grain white rice is a great accompaniment to many dishes, such as the Pork Cashew dish shown here. You can make rice on the stovetop, in a microwave, or in a rice cooker. I usually use a rice cooker because it’s foolproof; it calls for 1 1/2 cups of water...
Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille (rat-ta-too-ee) is a classic French vegetable casserole that uses eggplant as one of its ingredients. My first taste of it, however, wasn’t in France, or even in a French restaurant. Chuck’s Steakhouse, one of the pioneering Southern California...

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