Saturday Soup

Saturday Soup

You just can’t have too many soup recipes!  I particularly like this one, though.  Here’s why: – It’s based on ingredients I usually have on hand.- It’s easy.- It’s delicious.- It keeps well.- It’s a great background aroma for...
Perfect Corn on the Cob

Perfect Corn on the Cob

Directions: 1. Shuck your corn.   Bring water to a boil in a large pot.   2. Once the water is boiling:- add the corn,- cover the lid,- turn off the heat,- walk away. I’m serious.  Leave it alone.  In ten minutes or so it will be perfect, but it can sit for...
Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

This one hits all my good buttons: it’s fast, easy, delicious, healthy, uses ingredients I usually have on hand, and is open to lots of variants to keep it lively.  Yee-ha! Ingredients:- 2 small avocados- 3 seedless mini cucumbers- Juice of 1/2 large lemon- 1...
Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Don’t want to waste the coals in your grill after you’ve cooked some barbecue?  Here’s a way to put that heat to good use.Directions:1. Wash your beans and place them on a large square of aluminum foil.  Top with the cut-up rind of half a lemon—use...
Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

One of the pleasures of the summer is gathering outside in the evening, and eating freshly cooked fresh food.  Regardless of the season, I like my plate to be about 60% vegetables, and summer makes that really easy.  But there is definitely a place for protein on the...
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