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Get Some: Lovely Lemon Green Beans

You go to the market how many times a week, including the farmers’ market? And how often do you just pass by heaping mounds of green beans? Not this summer. Here is a reason to stop and pick up a pound. These aren’t the frozen green beans of yesteryear found in TV dinners. These are delightfully crunchy and often sweet fresh beans that make a delightful salad you’ll make over and over again…

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Thai Beef Cabbage Cups

Yield: 4 servings This is a delicious and satisfying meal. If you prefer using tortillas instead of cabbage cups, simply use them and top the beef mixture with zesty coleslaw. Yum. This dish contains peanuts for garnish. If there is a known allergy, simply skip them. Ingredients: 2 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided 2 teaspoons minced […]

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Marinated Market Vegetables

Yield: 8 servings Give this salad at least 4 hours to marinate. It’s even better the next day! Ingredients for vinaigrette: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Ingredients for salad: 3 cups […]

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*Quickled* Sugar Snap Peas

Yield: 1 pound pickled peas The original recipe suggests you wait two weeks before eating your peas, but I dug into mine after a day. This recipe would also work well with asparagus or green beans. I wish I knew who to credit for this recipe, but I did not keep a record of it […]

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Navigating the Farmers’ Market

I have friends who like the idea of the farmers’ market but are paralyzed by the thought of actually purchasing produce and cooking with it. Either that, or, they go crazy buying produce at the farmers’ market, get it home, look at it and think – “uh-oh, what now?” For helpful guidelines and tips on how to make the most of your next visit to the farmers’ market, read more…

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Roasted Vidalia Onions

Yield: 4 servings Roasting the onions brings out their mellow, sweet flavor. They make a perfect side for grilled chicken, shrimp, or a roast. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 Vidalia (or sweet) onions, peeled, each cut into four 1/2-inch slices 2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese 1 tablespoon pine nuts 1 teaspoon chopped chives Procedure: […]

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Martian Brains

It really is a wonder that I grew up liking Brussels sprouts as much as I do given that my Mom always referred to them as “martian brains.” Perhaps that was her way of making them fun to eat, and yet, what girl in her right mind would want to eat martian brains? Me, I guess. I digress… […]

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Spicy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry

We were in Philadelphia for the weekend running the ING Distance Run, a half marathon (13.1 miles) course in the historic downtown area and along the Schuylkill River. It was a gorgeous morning for running and I am pleased to report that a good race was had by all. Six weeks, and counting, until the NYC Marathon! Getting back into town after […]

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What’s for Breakfast

I have a friend who is a busy mother of two, marathon training, and starting a new job just as the school year gets underway. In fact, I have many busy friends, and they are always looking for breakfast ideas that are quick, healthy, and at times, portable. Two options, both of which can be made […]

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