Category Archives: vegetables

Sneak a zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch tonight!

I’ve just looked at the calendar, and yes, friends and family, it is August 8th and once again National Sneak A Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch night! Does your garden have an abundance of zucchini? Have your friends and co-workers … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Foods!

Now done with the April A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, I’m back to fresh local foods – and sometimes more complicated recipes. Last Saturday while I still had W, X, Y and Z to go, I did get to the market Saturday … Continue reading

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Zucchini!

And the last a-to-z blogging challenge post! I made it!!! Every day for a month (except on Sundays), through the whole alphabet!!! And at the end of the alphabet of foods is zucchini. Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable. From … Continue reading

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I yam what I yam…

Which should probably be the post title for Popeye or for spinach. But this post is not really about yams. It’s mostly about sweet potatoes, including the recipe below. What, you may ask, is the difference between yams and sweet … Continue reading

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Peas, please!

Peas are an unloved vegetable. Sandra Boynton has a song called”Poor Lonely Peas” and the chorus is: “Poor lonely peas, so green, so round and so small. Poor lonely peas, there’s no one who loves you at all.” To appreciate … Continue reading

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L is Lettuces!

What could be simpler than lettuce?? For starters, the singular and plural forms could be a little easier. A head of lettuce, five heads of lettuce…or lettuces, which is much more noticeable. Different varieties actually taste very different. I love … Continue reading

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Fennel from the First Farmer’s Market of the Season…

The Memphis farmer’s Market (MFM)  opened again this morning for the season. A little earlier than previous years – their first few years it was the first Saturday in May, then whenever in April the strawberries came in.  But today … Continue reading

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Asparagus! And A-to-Z Challenge!

I’m signed up for the A-to-Z blog challenge – working my way through the alphabet one letter a day for the month of April (with a rest on Sundays). Considering my last post was in December, this will be a … Continue reading

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Last Market for 2012

The last market was actually last week, the last Saturday in October. At  this time of year, when the market opens at 7:00 a.m., the sun is just rising (yawn), and folks are slowly  straggling in, as opposed to the summer, half the world gets there about 7:00, in bright sun, before the heat of the morning. I will … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash

I’ve always liked spaghetti squash…I like it with butter & Parmesan cheese, and I have a recipe with hazelnut liquor and cinnamon. But it took planning to cook: first slice in half, which means slicing through its really hard outer shell. Then … Continue reading

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