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Entries from February 2008

Fried Plantains

February 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

A couple of days ago, a friend with a plantain tree gave us a bunch of lovely ripe ones. I had only eaten plantains in a restaurant and never attempted cooking them at home before. Turns out they are really easy to prepare. I used one of my most trusted cook books for the recipe. […]

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Tags: Snacks

Eggplant Bharta and Naan Bread

February 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

  Eggplants from the farm are still producing so I decided to make an Indian dish with them. I found this recipe for Eggplant Bharta.         1-1.5 lb eggplant 1 onion – chopped 1 tomato – chopped, or 1 tbsp tomato paste, or 1 tsp tamarind paste 1 tsp cumin seed 1 […]

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Tags: Breads & Rolls · Dinner

Mashed Potatoes and Turnips with sauteed onions and greens

February 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

Recently we were able to attend farm day at our CSA. This is one day out of the season when the owners host a tour of the farm and explain crop rotation, pest control and all the other good things that farmers know about. The best part for our little ones was being allowed to […]

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Tags: Dinner

Roasted Eggplant with Yogurt

February 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This recipe is similar to Baba Ghanoush but uses yogurt instead of tahini. It’s from a great cook book that I found at our local library. Slash 1 or 2 medium eggplants in several places and fill the slits with sliced, peeled garlic. Bake in a 375 degree oven until soft, about 40 minutes for […]

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Tags: Snacks


February 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, our favorite guacamole recipe. 1 avocado 1 lime 1 medium clove garlic Pepper & salt to taste. Mince garlic. Scoop out the ripe avocado into a bowl and mash with minced garlic & lime juice. Sparingly add salt & pepper. Some people like adding cumin, or salsa, or […]

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Tags: Condiments