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    Bar-B-Que Pork Loin

    Tasty Tuesday: Bar-B-Que Pork with crispy peroghies as a side dish. This is zest, protein and comfort food! Bring on summer.We visited the folks in Florida. And as usual, when family comes together, there is always room for more with more than enough food to go around. This is especially true when my super cook of a mother in law is involved! Sweet and tender pork loin chops grilled to perfection by my super chef of a husband were complimented by crispy peroghies. If you have never had them… treat yourself. This is comfort food waiting to help you relax, savor and come away from the table feeling full! Peroghies…

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    Broiled Asparagus

    I just read that asparagus is the new in vegetable. One that is a subject of definite good for you food type articles. That is fine with me, as I love the stuff. Dale and I have planted more roots and have gotten diddly out of them… yet have them growing wild here and there. Obviously a lesson is hidden somewhere here that I am not getting.But what I do get is the beauty and crunch of this vegetable. In a restaurant when I see it as an extra side dish… I just have to have it, and have been rewarded with a great product each time. Broiled or grilled,…

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    Zesty Italian Chicken

    It is cold outside. Wait, it is JUNE! Today the temperature is 57 degrees at 1 pm. A few weeks ago, I would have loved this warmth. Now, I’ve been spoiled by warm dry air. My garden is thriving in the overcast moisture… but not me! So, I need something warm and zesty for dinner. I love using salad dressings as marinades, as sauces and even as dressings on salad! Italian dressing has a zip and bite to it that goes so well with chicken, and then there is that side dish of crusty bread, always good. Cooking in a Dutch oven, a heavy cast iron pot that can sit…

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    From a Big Ole Acorn…

    I know that from a little acorn, big trees grow. They are dropping all over our deck, and my bare feet get me hopping sometimes! However, out in our vegetable patch the acorn squash has spread its vines down the hills, up the fence and is quite cozy with the tomato plants.The problem with squash plants is, if you move the vines, or touch the fuzzy leaves, they up and die. Just like that. So, a few tomatoes are fertilizing the field under the vines.I love acorn squash. I think of it as a fall plant, but really it is a late summer addition. We serve this up brown sugared,…

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    Garden Goodness: Layered Broccoli Salad

    Our garden is really putting out right now: fruits and vegetables. The tomatoes and strawberries forecast a bit of the summer’s red promise of warmth and good eats. While the green is spread throughout the rest of the patch. There are a few weeds thrown in there too to keep me limber and close to the earth! We are just about ready to pick some broccoli… we have rows stretching the length of the garden growing and producing some good stuff! Keeping the area clean is keeping the insects at bay. Not the mosquitoes… but the ones that bite the veggies. I found a great recipe for broccoli salad. Cold…