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‘Soup’er Sunday – Ham & Potato Soup

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~ The weather has turned really chilly, so much so we had to get out the blanket for the bed and have even had the fire on for a couple of evenings.   This is the type of weather that makes us turn to comfort food.  So for this ‘soup’er Sunday I’m sharing a recipe for ham and potato soup. This is a good recipe for using up left over ham and along with potatoes, onions, mushrooms, celery and a cream soup it makes a delicious soup made in the crock pot.  As usual I tend to tweak recipes that I
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Zucchini Fritters

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I am on my quest to use up the extra zucchini with my version of zucchini fritters.  I usually don’t cook anything that is fried or deep fried but these fritters only take a couple of minutes in a frypan with a bit of olive oil, so I’m not counting them as fried. I found lots of recipes on the internet, but like my knitting or crochet patterns, I always have to change it up a little bit.  I included some chopped onion and some chopped mushrooms in my fritters. Ingredients 2 cups shredded zucchini 1/3 cup flour 1 egg
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Yummy Zucchini Fries

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Zucchini is plentiful … from the garden or from the market.  I’ve been getting creative and trying out some new recipes.  I’ve got some growing in the garden, and after some little ones dropping off it looks like I might be in for a nice crop of the green ones. I love to share my garden with others and recently gave away a lot of Egyptian walking onions ready to eat and a lot of the top sets to plant.  One of the lovely people that came by to pick some up gave me a big, big bag of beans
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Six Layer Rhubarb Cake

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The rhubarb has really been growing over the past couple of weeks and it was time to do some delicious baking with it.  I’m not a pie maker but do make cakes, muffins and crumble. This is the rhubarb garden in April of this year.  The plant was moved here beside the workbench and the plant tables in the Fall of 2014. Here is the growth on the rhubarb by May 20, 2015.  It is ready for picking and baking. For this rhubarb cake you need a white cake mix, miniature marshmallows, a box of strawberry jello, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon
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Printable Recipe – Sausage and Bean Soup

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With the print friendly option you can choose how many of these images you want to print, just mouse over for the option to delete. Sausage and Bean Soup from craftygardener.ca Ingredients:-1 lb. of sausage (you can use whatever type you like depending on how spicy you like your soup) -half cup of chopped celery -quarter cup of chopped onion -mushrooms, the recipe calls for a can of mushrooms but I prefer to use fresh -two cans of baked beans -1 can of kidney beans -one large can of chopped tomatoes -two cups of tomato juice -1 tsp chili powder
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Zucchini Casserole

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Zucchini is just about in season.  Do you have an abundance of it from your garden?  Or do you buy fresh veggies from the farmers market?  This year I’m trying to grow my own. There have been lots of blooms but only tiny zucchini are forming.  It was such a cool and damp start to the season that a lot of the plants are behind this year. Here is a delicious tasting recipe that is quick and easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups sliced zucchini, 1/3 of a sweet onion diced, 3 eggs well beaten, 2 cup grated mozzarella cheese, sliced mushrooms,
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Choose, Chop, Roast

Categories: Recipes and Vegetables.

A trip to the farmers market at this time of the year will make your taste buds salivate when you think of all the wonderful dishes you can make with the veggies at this time of the year. A favourite of ours is roasted veggies. This dish of roasted veggies includes potatoes, a carrot, a parsnip, brussels sprouts or sprouts as I call them, celery and onion.  You can substitute favourite veggies of yours if you wish. Cut the veggies. Toss with seasoning and extra virgin olive oil. Roast in the oven at 350 F. until tender, usually 35 to
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Braised Red Cabbage

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A huge head of red cabbage was given to me by a neighbour, along with yellow beans and field tomatoes.  Red cabbage isn’t a vegetable that I usually cook but I wanted to try it out.  I’ve had it in salads but never cooked as a side veggie.  Have I led a sheltered life?  I asked around and no one seemed to have a tried and true recipe. So it was off to hunt for recipes on the internet.  I found one by Martha Stewart and it looked simple so I gave it a try.  I also found a very similar one at Mennonite
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‘Soup’er Recipe – Potato Soup

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~ When the days cool down I always yearn for a delicious bowl of soup. For ‘Soup’er Sunday here is a quick and easy potato soup.  It takes a few minutes of prep and about half hour to cook. I use 2 medium white potatoes, 1/4 cup of celery and 1/4 cup of  onion.  I use sweet onion but you can use any that you prefer. Cube the potatoes and chop the celery and onion.  Almost cover with water, just over a cup worked in a medium saucepan.  Add salt and pepper or other seasonings that you like. Bring to
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