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Potato And Caramelized Onion Frittata

Potato-caramelize onion frittata

…r two meatless meals each week is part of my savings strategy. Start by cutting a couple of onions in half and then slicing the halves. Don’t waste sweet onions on this, cooking the onions 15-20 minutes makes the most pungent storage onions sweet and delicious. Gee, can you tell that caramelized onions are one of my favorite dishes? I could eat them all by myself, they are that good. Come to think of it, I probably have…

Tuesday Garden Party- Carrots and Onions

…cooked in a soup or stew they’ll be just fine. Did I mention that I grew these? Oh yeah…sorry. The onions were ready to be harvested, too. Not all the tops had fallen over, but the skins were browning and they weren’t getting bigger, so out they come. If they are left in the ground and continued to be watered, they can split and mold. One of the nice things about gravel paths is that I can leave things like onions and garlic r…

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Tomatoes

green beans with caramelized onions

…#8220;the smell of caramelized onion.” How could I have birthed someone who doesn’t like caramelized onions? PRINT Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Tomatoes About 1lb. of green beans, trimmed and cut 1-2 Tb. butter 1 onion, chopped 1 Tb. balsamic vinegar 3-4 Roma (paste-type) tomatoes, cored & chopped 1/4 tsp (or more…) dried red chili peppers salt and pepper to taste Cook green beans in a pot filled 1/4 with w…

Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions

Roasted peppers-sausages-onions

…d only 30 minutes to cook are just lovely extras. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and then cut some peppers and onions in chunks, making them approximately the same size for even cooking. This is one of those loose “recipes” where you use the amount you either have on hand or need to feed the number of people you’re planning for. For my family of four, I used 4 medium size onions, and about 3 or 4 regular size peppers. Pile the…

Quick & Easy Chopped Salad


…taste different depending on the season and vegetables available: In the spring use sliced snap peas and green onions dressed with a sesame-based vinaigrette for an Asian flavored salad. Corn, black beans, tomatoes, and peppers dressed with a spicy vinaigrette is perfect for a summer Tex-Mex meal. Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta, and garbanzo beans turns the salad into a Greek feast in late summer. And winter may bring a salad of blanched cau…

Homemade Tomato Soup (You’ll Never Go Back To Canned)

Fresh tomato soup

…g meals. Back in the day, canned tomato soup was a staple in our house. But then, as you know, came the curse of label-reading. Uck. And that’s all I’m gonna say about what I found on the label. Really, though, I can’t believe how many years I just bought things completely oblivious to what was in them. And if I’m being honest (and I try to be here…), part of me looks back with fondness on the time when I just threw…

Spicy Canned Plum Sauce {Lower Sugar}

Less sugar plum sauce

…lums in a food processor and transfer to a large heavy-bottomed pot (it should equal 8 cups chopped plums). Chop onions in processor and add them to the plums. Combine the remaining ingredients with plums and onions, bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cook until thickened, about an hour. For a smooth sauce, puree with an immersion blender right in the pot and continue cooking for another hour, or until the sauce reaches the desired thickness….

Planting Some Vegetables

…her and will thin every other as they grow. I like to do this for two reasons: we can eat the thinnings as green onions, and if some don’t sprout, I won’t have a huge space empty. I used to only grow onions from seed and then set out the seedlings. I read that this was the best way to get a variety and have more control, etc., etc. But I would have such failure – for some reason only about half of my seedlings would make it and…

Chalkboard Label Jars – A Five Minute, Three Dollar Update

chalkboard label jars

…hese jars that have sat here looking like this for about, oh…8 years. And all of a sudden I remembered the labels. Isn’t it funny why sometimes a thought comes to you out of the blue? I mean, I walk by these jars multiple times every day on the way to my workroom and not once in the last month has the thought occurred to me that I could use my $3 chalkboard labels on them. Anyway, about five minutes later, the jars looked like this:…

Vegetable Garden Series Part 3c: Planting the Seedlings

…e planting I like. The onion seedlings are waiting up in the corners for their turn. I like to line my beds with onions – I like the look and they seem to take up less room because I can plant in the middle still, but who knows? Could be just my perception… With onions, I like to dig a shallow trench all the way around the bed, then I add a line of fertilizer and mix it into the soil. I know it looks like I didn’t mix the…

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