Category Archives: Easy

Summer’s bounty. 8/6/19

What is more perfect than corn and tomatoes for a summer dinner? Tonight was my sister’s last evening with us before taking the red eye home so we thought we would celebrate summer’s vegetables. First we took a tour of … Continue reading

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Vegetarian sides. 7/31/19

These two sides make any outdoor grilling or picnic taste even better. The first one has chickpeas standing for potatoes and dressed in a light dressing consisting of a Greek yogurt and mayo. The other is a Caprese salad with … Continue reading

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Vegetarian/Vegan Duo. 7/29/19

For Meatless Monday we made a delicious vegetarian or vegan pairing of Mediterranean salad and Afghani red lentils. NOTE: for vegan fare omit yogurt and feta cheese. The Mediterranean salad consists of cucumber, tomatoes, onion, avocado, olives, and pepperoncini dressed … Continue reading

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Gazpacho starter. 7/26/19

Earlier this week when we had gazpacho we did not finish all of it. So I put it in the refrigerator where it became the starter, much like the sourdough starter we also have in our refrigerator, of a new … Continue reading

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While the A/C was broken. 7/25/19

We have been shuttering ourselves in the house while the air conditioning has been broken. We get up early and open the house up while it’s cool and then we are hermits for the rest of the day – no … Continue reading

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Caprese salad and more. 7/23/19

On Tuesday we used our bountiful tomatoes for Caprese salad. The salad is simply slices of tomato and mozzarella, a sprinkling of basil, and olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Oh, and don’t forget the salt! My salad looks like the … Continue reading

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Best of the season tomato gazpacho. 7/23/19

We are swimming in tomatoes here.  Three of us against about 5 pounds of tomatoes a day. Every day I get the same plea, “Mom, eat the tomatoes!” So two things that use up tomatoes are gazpacho and spaghetti sauce. … Continue reading

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