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Jan. 18, 2011 2:24 pm 
Ever have rapini otherwise known as broccoli rabe? It is filling and delicious. Most rapini is available in the produce department of your grocery store in one pound bunches. I have a simple method of preparation. 1. After rinsing the rapini, I trim of 1/4 inch of the very ends of the… MORE
Dec. 31, 2010 6:07 pm 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2011 4:28 pm
Soup is so comforting in the winter. This recipe is quite filling and taste satisfying. It is also very econmical. Lentil Soup 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1/2 cup each: diced celery, carrot, red bell pepper, yellow onion and fennel bulb 1 clove garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable… MORE
Aug. 31, 2010 3:19 am 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2010 5:59 pm
2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup minced onion 1 banana pepper, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 6 cups chopped Swiss chard 1/4 cup rice wine, dry sherry or water 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar In a wok or large deep skillet, heat… MORE
Aug. 17, 2010 6:33 pm 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2010 6:38 pm
It has cooled off around here so I can make a casserole once in a while. 3 cups sliced cooked potatoes 3 carrots, sliced and  cooked 3 cups cooked chopped chard 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese or chees of your choice Topping (recipe below) Mix cheese with chard. Grease a 9X13 baking… MORE
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Aug. 16, 2010 4:00 am 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010 10:08 pm
CJ's Swiss Chard 1 lb. Swiss chard, 6 to 8 leaves with stems 1 tablespoon olive oil                                                              1/4 cup minced onion 1/4 cup minced celery 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 dry white wine, chicken broth or water Salt and pepper   Rinse chard… MORE
Aug. 10, 2010 4:36 am 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2010 4:02 am
The title above is so that other farm share members could find me for recipes. We got lots of cucumbers so here is another cold soup recipe that really shows them off. Farm share members: put the name of the vegetable you want recipes for into the search area of this website. Believe me, you… MORE
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Jul. 27, 2010 3:59 am 
Updated: Jul. 28, 2010 5:48 am
Gardens start producing lots of zucchini  by this time of year. Try to harvest them  when about 6 inches long for use in salads. When I had a yard with a vegetable garden I found I had to check it daily to keep the summer squashes from getting gigantic. I'm lucky to have a farm share and… MORE
Jul. 24, 2010 4:32 am 
Heirloom Salad 1 cup sliced cooled, cooked beets                         1 cup sliced cooled, cooked carrots                          1 cup diced celery 1/2 cup cooled cooked peas 1/2 cup sliced, peeked and seeded cucumber Sour Cream Dressing*   Gently toss all ingredients in… MORE
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Jul. 23, 2010 5:05 am 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2010 1:27 am
Stir Fried Green Beans and Walnuts   1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half on diagonal 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil             1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup dry sherry, white wine, chicken broth OR water 1/2 cup chopped… MORE
Jul. 20, 2010 4:08 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 3:46 am
Today's recipe is for a potato and green bean salad. I also shared it in the newsletter email I send out to the other people with shares in the organic farm I have a share in. I tried to include a picture of it with blog but the system doesn't take the image from my blackberry. Got to get… MORE
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About Me
I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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