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Okra Salad Recipe

Okra salad has been around forever.  Of course, I just learned of it a few weeks ago.  First, after talking with one of my favorite local farmers.  Then a couple of days later, my good neighbor started telling me about her craving for okra salad.  They both described it the same way. “Cut up a […]

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Fresh Okra and Tomatoes

Okra is in season around these parts of Texas.  The most common okra recipes involve frying it up.  And while I love the salty crunch of good fried okra, it’s not my favorite favorite.  Okra cooked with stewed tomatoes and onions is what I crave this time of year.  My Memaw called it ‘Okra Gumbo’.  […]

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Simple Roasted Zucchini Quesadillas

You can’t go wrong with this fresh and simple recipe.  Roasted vegetables make an excellent filling for quesadillas whenever you need to throw together an appetizer for guests, a light lunch for yourself, or a quick recipe for a large, hungry crowd of Main Street Farmers’ Market Fans.  The kids down at market wanted to […]

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Traditional Coleslaw

“Coleslaw” comes from the Dutch koolsla, from kool cabbage + sla salad.  Defined as a simple salad made from sliced cabbage, but we all KNOW it’s not THAT simple, don’t we? Oh sure, slicing up the cabbage is easy.  Creating the dressing is the hard part!  Getting that balance of creamy, tangy sweetness to moisten […]

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Holy Guacamole!

Oh yea, it’s as good as it looks and zesty too! I found this delicious and simple guacamole recipe in one of my favorite children’s books, Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds. Of course, I did alter it a bit to suit my fancy and it turned out beautifully and all the chicken’s said, “Ole!” […]

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Creamy Penne Pasta and Chikn

This creamy penne pasta and chikn was a HUGE HIT with the family, particularly my picky daughter.  After two bites, my son asked if there was enough for leftovers.  That should count for extra points, right? The picture above shows the adult dinner; topped with sliced grape tomatoes and sprinkled with red pepper flakes.  Naturally, […]

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