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Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach Sliced Mushrooms Bacon or Turkey Bacon bits Purple or Green Onions (sliced thin) Hard Boiled Egg, sliced Directions: Warm a portion of the Honey Mustard Dressing and drizzle over salad ingredients. Truly a delightful salad for the summer months!  

Honey Mustard Dressing

Recipe provided by Gladys Collins ½ cup Dijon Mustard (Grey Poupon Country is a favorite) ½ cup White Vinegar (Wine Vinegar or Basil Lemon Vinegar is a nice alternative) ½ cup Lemon Juice ½ cup Honey (purchase your honey from Honey Bee Hives and meet the bees who made it!) 1 ½ cup Olive or…

Dilly Snap Peas

For those who enjoy canning …   2 pounds of raw snap peas Remove strings, if necessary, and pack snap peas as tightly as you can in hot, sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch of headroom. To each jar add: A pinch of cayenne pepper or dried chili peppers 1 clove garlic, diced 1 head fresh…

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas, washed and dried, tops removed (try this with other veggies from the market!) Fresh Garlic – sliced thin Olive Oil Pinch of Kosher Salt Directions: Heat skillet and place a few drops of Olive Oil in the pan. Add garlic and peas and saute until warmed. A great addition to any meal…

Cherries Poached in Red Wine with Mascarpone Cream

Recipe from Food and Wine This mascarpone cheese mixed with honey makes a luscious topping for poached cherries. You can serve the dessert either warm or cold. Use the same mascarpone cheese and honey combination with any seasonal fruits like peaches, pears, apples, raspberries, blueberries and more! 2 1/4 cups red wine (you can substitute…

Quinoa Sunchoke Pilaf Recipe

1/2 cup quinoa 2 Tbsp oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1-1/4 cup vegetable (or chicken) broth 3/4 cup chickpeas, cooked or canned, (drained and rinsed) 1 cup peeled, chopped Sunchokes 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen 1/4 tsp pepper Place the quinoa in a large bowl; fill with cold water. Pour into a strainer, then…

Strawberry Lemonade

2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved 2 cups cold sparkling water or club soda Ice Mint sprigs, garnish Whole strawberries, garnish In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer,…

Strawberry Shortcut Cake

Cake: 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Strawberries and Cream: 2 pints strawberries 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon…

Harvard Beets Recipe

2 bunches beets with tops (2 pounds) 3 small red onions (1 pound), not peeled 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp fresh thyme 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1 Tbsp fresh parsley Preheat oven to 400 degrees F….

Pickled Beets

Prep Time: 24 hours Cook Time: 40 minutes 2 bunches beets with tops (2 pounds) 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tbsp pickling spices Trim all but 1 inch of stems from beets. In 5-quart Dutch oven, combine beets and enough water to cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover…