Monthly Archives: January 2014

Recipe Baked Potato Soup with Bacon, Cheese, & Sour Cream

Original recipe makes 6 serving 12 slices bacon 2/3 cup margarine 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 7 cups milk 4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 green onions, chopped 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Place bacon in a … Continue reading

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Recipe Basil Pesto

Recipe Basil Pesto from Community Gardeners’ Cookbook p. 308 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 to 6 cloves garlic, to taste 4 cups shredded fresh basil leaves 1 cup oilve oil 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated … Continue reading

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Recipe Dried Tomato Pesto and Goat Cheese Baguettes

Recipe from Gardeners’ Community Cookbook Image Credits Below 1 tightly packed cup of dried tomatoes 4 cloves garlic 1/3 cup freshly grated cheese [Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, or Ricotto] 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Recipe How to Microwave Dry Tomatoes & Make Dried Tomato Crostini

How to Microwave-Dry Tomatoes Recipe from Community Gardeners’ Cookbook p. 337 Image from Wikipedia “The advantage [to drying tomatoes in a microwave] is that the process is quick and results in a texture almost indistinguishable from long sun-drying.  The disadvantage … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon Curd Recipe from Gardeners’ Community Cookbook pgs. 351-352 Image from Wikipedia 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons finely chopped lemon zest [the zest is the outer, dark yellow part of the rind–do not include the white pithy part that sets … Continue reading

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Recipe Hot Pepper Jelly to Serve with Cream Cheese

Hot Pepper Jelly (inspired by the Kraft recipe, and All Recipes; Gluten-Free and Vegan) Makes 7 to 8 cups of jelly (I used 3 two-cup jars that I filled entirely, and one two-cup jar that was just over halfway full = just over 7 … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear, Apricot, and Raisin Chutney Recipe

Overview Served warm or cold, this fruity chutney provides an instant kiss of holiday flavor. Enjoy as an alternative to cranberry sauce with your roast turkey. Ingredients Serves: Makes 15 (1/4-cup) servings. 1 cup pomegranate juice1/4 cup packed light brown … Continue reading

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