Monthly Archives: August 2011

Canning Again… Spicy Pickled Okra

I missed a week at my farmers’ markets, any of them, because I went camping instead.  However, last weekend I finally returned, hitting two of them along the way to a day trip in Massachusetts.  When I had time to … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms Redux – No Breading

The only difficulty with the recent squash blossom recipe using almond meal that I posted here is that the almond meal is “heavier” in taste than the buckwheat flour I used in 2010, and it coats more thickly, too.  Blossoms … Continue reading

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Re-inventing Squash Blossoms

At about this time last year, I bought six squash blossoms for a dollar, and cooked them as per this post.  They turned out great. This year, they cost 1 dollar for four.  That’s shooting upwards faster than fuel, but … Continue reading

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Seafood Salad: Shrimp, Mussels and Cabbage Slaw

At a potluck, this serves 15 people very well.  Also: keep in mind that I don’t tend to measure ingredients in this sort of recipe — everything except the seafood (which came in packages with poundage labeling) is an eyeball … Continue reading

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Season of the Ag Fair

Yes, you know these, it is time for them to crop up all over. They range in size from “afterthought of a comma” to the Big E (the two-week long exposition up in the Springfield Massachusetts area that highlights all … Continue reading

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