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Zucchini-Fennel Phyllo Triangles

August 14, 2011


Greens may not be surviving the August heat, but the zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! — well, that is mounding up in prolific piles.  We’ve done zucchini noodles, zucchini bread, zucchini in stir-fry and zucchini-as-soup.  Inspired by a round of fava-mint empanadas earlier this year, we’ve decided to try zucchini as a filling.  Empanada dough might be […]

Use those Veg! Summer Sautéed Ratatouille with Lemon-Mint Dressing

August 8, 2011


We made this quick, summer sautéed ratatouille in a wok to quickly cook the vegetables to crisp-tender.  You won’t need the heat at full-wok levels, especially if you’re using olive oil (the smoking point is much lower for olive oils).  But, using the wok is nice for a quick summer lunch since the pan transfers […]

Adventures in Marinading, part II: Tunisian Lamb Braise, with Eggplant and Bulgur

August 5, 2011


Part I‘s milk-marinaded chicken was a succulent, tender grilled success.  So, while we’re on a roll with this, we’re trying an overnight, milk-marinaded lamb.  We’re planning to use a stew cut (1 inch cubes, from the shoulder).  In the past, we’ve found this cut can be a little tough, so we have big hopes that […]

Marinading… with Milk?

August 3, 2011


Since starting a recurring weekly order from our local raw dairy, we’ve loved it, haven’t looked back, and I am still surprised it took so long to get used to the raw milk idea.  Which is all great.  But then, Tuesday, aka Doomsday (kidding. sort of), rolls around and again, here we are, scouring the […]