Archive for the 'Side Dishes' Category

Sugar Snap Peas

on Jun 3rd 2015

1 pound fresh sugar snap peas 1 Tablespoon olive oil or grape seed oil 1 Tablespoon sesame oil 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds Sea salt and pepper for seasoning Prepare the sugar snap peas by removing the ends and strings from each pea.  Rinse them under cold water and spread them in a single layer over […]

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Veggie Puppies – With Gluten Free Option

on Jul 19th 2014

I am loving all the fresh garden vegetables in harvest right now.  My Lester Farm’s CSA basket is full of garden fresh goodness each week.  The items in one of my recent baskets were an inspiration for this recipe.  For a gluten free version, see instructions at the end of the recipe. 1/2 cup fine […]

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Cool as a Cucumber Salad

on Jul 2nd 2014

Looking for a quick, light, savory salad?  Try my Cool as a Cucumber Salad made with Lester Farm’s pickling cucumbers, a light dressing, and some garden fresh cherry tomatoes. This is a perfect cool down side for 4th of July picnic! 3 cups sliced fresh cucumbers (can use pickling cucumbers, English cucumbers, or regular cucumbers) […]

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Southern Green Beans with New Potatoes from Lester Farms CSA Basket

on Jun 27th 2014

One of the best things about the South’s muggy buggy summers is eating all those fresh garden veggies you can pick up at places like Lester Farm’s Produce, or even your back yard garden.  Last week there were some amazingly tasty fresh picked green beans and new potatoes in my Lester Farm’s CSA basket.  Prep […]

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Wilson’s Mac and Cheese from my friend Connie

on Feb 24th 2014

This is probably the best Mac and Cheese recipe I’ve ever tasted.  Thank you Connie for making Wilson’s Mac and Cheese recipe when you cooked dinner for our family.  This recipe is a long standing Southern staple and originated with Ed Wilson of Wilson’s Holy Smoke BBQ and was featured on TV’GUY’S BIT BITE, It’s […]

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All Natural Holiday Cranberry Nut Salad (sugar-free)

on Nov 27th 2013

My favorite cranberry salad is one my Mother-In-Law has been making for years.  Since we are eliminating a lot of chemicals, dyes, and sugar from our diets, I am pleased to rework my favorite recipe and offer a clean, sugar free version that is as tasty and tangy as MIL’s original. 3 cups fresh cranberries […]

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Thai Salad

on Oct 14th 2013

Many times, less really is more, and that is the case with this Thai Salad.  When our family visits the local Thai restaurant I always order this favorite.  The ingredients are simple.  Iceburg lettuce, cucumber slices, fresh cilantro, green onions, and nuts.  The dressing is light and sweetly savory. 1 Head Iceburg Lettuce – chopped […]

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Peppers and Sweet Corn Skillet

on Sep 12th 2013

I am sad to see summer end because we are enjoying our Lester Farm’s CSA so much this year.  I am loving all the fresh peppers and onions and especially the hybrid variety of corn called Peaches and Cream.  Here’s a tasty recipe that can be used with fresh corn or frozen corn during the […]

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Things To Do With Fresh Corn on the Cob in Husks

on Aug 11th 2013

Did you know whole ears of fresh corn on the cob can be frozen in oversized Zip-Lock bags without removing the husks? Did you know you can microwave fresh corn on the cob in husks about 5 minutes or until kernels are tender, then the husks and silks are so easy to remove? Did you […]

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Campfire Loaded Baked Potatoes

on Jul 12th 2013

Our favorite family activity is CAMPING!  We love the beauty of creation, especially inside our country’s national parks.  Last summer we were able to visit 8 national parks on a 2 weeks adventure.  Many of our campsites were primative, which meant I had to be a little creative with the cooking.  Campfire Loaded Baked Potatoes […]

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