Easy Beef Stew

Ingredients 3 lbs stewing beef in cubes1 lb onions in chunks2 lbs vegetables in chunks (potatoes, carrots, sweet potato, squash, turnip, celery etc - your choice)1/4 cup olive oil3 cloves garlic chopped2 tbs tomato paste2 tbs flour (optional)2 cups beef broth plus a bottle of…

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Baba Ganoush

It makes us think of warmer times and climes, but baba ganoush is a wonderful appetizer to make with the bounty of eggplants around right now. Ingredients 2 lbs eggplant (2 mid-sized eggplants)1/3 cup tahini3 cloves of garlic minced1/3 cup lemon juice1/2 tsp cumin powder1…

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Roasted Red Peppers

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Halve, de-seed and dry peppers. Put a small pool of olive oil on a large shallow tray, e.g. A cookie tray. Coat the peppers on the outside and cut edge with oil and arrange cut side down on the tray.…

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Cool Cuke Salsa

Ingredients 1 cucumber4 tomatoes1 medium onion2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (optional)1 or 2 lemons or limesSalt to taste Directions Chop the cucumber, tomato and onion into bite size pieces and place in a salad bowl.Add chopped parsley, if desired.Juice the lime or lemon and pour the…

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Rhubarb Crumble

Filling 1 lb rhubarb, chopped into chunks the length of your thumb1/2 cup fine granulated/castor sugar2 Tablespoons sherry (optional) Crumble Topping 1 cup  self-raising flour1/3 cup butter, chilled1/4 cup light brown sugar1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Directions Heat oven to 400 degreesSimmer rhubarb and sugar…

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French Spinach Soup

Right now spinach is in abundance. It's a great time to make a batch of spinach soup. This recipe will freeze well too, so you can keep some for later when the spinach crop wanes.

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