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Dispatch from the Okra Patch

Green Door Gourmet Owner Sylvia Ganier tells all about this southern staple. This morning as I was out picking okra, I was thinking how much okra is a bit like certain folks I know. Just like some people have a showy side that draws you to them, okra has a similar quality. The plant...

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FEIJOADA – OLYMPIAN STEW

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(National dish of Brazil) [pronounced fay-ZHWA-dah]   This hearty meat & bean stew (mostly meat!) is traditionally made with off-cuts of meat such as trotters, ears & tails brined & soaked overnight and then cooked very slowly in a large earthen pot. I have reduced this down to create a simplified version that...

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MALABAR SPINACH FRITTERS

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This is a surprisingly awesome recipe. That is all.   20 large Malabar Spinach leaves ½ Cup Rice Flour 1 teaspoon ground Coriander 1 teaspoon Chili Powder ¼ teaspoon ground Turmeric 1 teaspoon Tandoori Powder ½ teaspoon Salt Hepp’s Curry Salt, for finishing Oil for deep frying Makes about 20 fritters. Remove leaves form stems and rinse and then dry in a...

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EGGPLANT BRUSCHETTA

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This is adapted from a Russian recipe that is used as a spread on sandwiches, or simply on bread or crackers for a “plowman’s lunch” with cured meats, cheeses & pickles. I prefer to keep the vegetables chunky rather than a thick paste as is commonly found, and serve this...

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Summer Local Farm Box Recipes

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SUMMER CORN CHOWDER A traditional chowder has a base of rich & comforting béchamel that creates a very thick & warming base to construct a winter soup usually featuring seafood (clam) or corn. This version is much lighter for a cooler summer-time evening yet has all the flavor and appeal without...

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5 STEP TATER TOTS

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Many make-at-home Tater Tot recipes call for lots of ingredients and techniques and fuss that usually is not worth all the effort – not when you can just buy a bag of them pre-fried and then simply bake them off in the oven, right? Well here is a recipe that...

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SUMMER SMOKED SALMON & CHARD SPAGHETTI

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This dish cooks quite quickly so it is best to have all the ingredients ready to add to the pan before beginning to cook. You can combine onion, fennel & pepper together but keep the chard & tomato separate as these will go in at slightly different times. The smoke,...

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RED, WHITE & FOOD

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PEPPER-JELLY GLAZED BEETS A simple and delicious way to enjoy beets or radish. The butter, vinegar & jelly ingredients slowly reduce into a glaze as they cook the beets and season everything together. Other vinegars may be used (I used Raspberry in this previous post for Radish) but the Tarragon Vinegar...

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2 RECIPES AND A LOCAL FARM BOX

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OK, so I didn’t use the blackberries but you can eat them whilst you make these 2 recipes, and there isn’t a cauliflower in the box this week but we have plenty of them in the store! That being said, these 2 recipes use all of the Local Farm Box...

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DIP INTO DIPS THIS SUMMER

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As we reach the official start of Summer and temperatures soar, it is often the last time that we might want to turn on a stovetop or oven inside the house, let alone stand by the outdoor grill! So it is a perfect time to make these quick and delicious...

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