Peppers and Garlic – Popular Garden Choices

The growing “grow it yourself” food movement has been identified in many magazines and blog articles over the past few years. But, another indication is the increasing number of books on very specific foods…several on tomatoes, others on herbs, and many on a single foods. Many of the best come from Timber Press, the successful […]

Chile Rellenos

Recipe Ingredients: 6 Ancho, Pasilla or Anaheim Chiles – or – 27 oz. can Poblano Peppers or Mild Whole Green Chiles 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Flour 6 Raw eggs (separated) 2 cups salsa verde 2 cups Homestyle Mexican Salsa 1 cup Corn oil Salt Instructions: 1. Rinse the chiles & […]

Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)

INGREDIENTS 2 globe eggplants (about 2 lbs) 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp roasted tahini (sesame paste) 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Juice of one lemon – about 2 1/2 tablespoons 3/4 teaspoon salt Cayenne pepper 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut the eggplant […]


This is the simple version! 3 cucumbers 4 c. chicken broth 1 c. plain yogurt 2 tsp. chopped fresh dill, or 1/2 tsp. dry 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper Peel cucumbers; cut in half lengthwise and cut away the seeds. Dice the cucumbers. Bring the broth to a boil and add the cucumbers; cook […]

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Special equipment needed: A food processor METHOD 1 Combine the basil in with the […]

Ratatouille Recipe

Cook Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: .  2 tablespoons olive oil .  2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced .  1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced .  1 small eggplant, cubed .  2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped .  4 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped, or 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes .  3 to 4 […]

Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe

To cook the tomatillos, you can either roast them in the oven, or boil them. Roasting will deliver more flavor; boiling may be faster and use less energy. Either way works, though boiling is a more common way to cook the tomatillos. INGREDIENTS .                 1 1/2 lb tomatillos .                 1/2 cup chopped white […]

A little salad for the Montavilla Market crowd! Thanks for stopping by!

Cauliflower broccoli salad recipe with a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, separated into flowerets 1 bunch broccoli, separated into flowerets 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar Preparation: Combine cauliflower, broccoli, bell pepper, and onion. In a separate […]

Bok Choi Recipes

Here is the first of many recipes: Roast Salmon with Thai Red Curry and Bok Choy Fish Ocean Main Dish Shellfish Spices Thai Thailand Asian Oriental Yield: 4 Ingredients: 8 whl baby bok choy 2 tsp vegetable oil plus 2 tbl vegetable oil 1/2 tsp Thai red curry paste see * Note 1 1 can […]