Delicious Recipes

Pickled Dilly Beans

2 lbs. fresh green snap beans 4 sm. garlic cloves 4 heads dill or 4 tsp. dry dill seeds 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 1/2 c. white vinegar 2 1/2 c. water 2 tbsp. kosher salt Wash beans and break off stem ends. Peel garlic. In 4 sterilized jars (pint size) put 1 clove...

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Fresh Berry Grati

Though a mixture of berries offers a wonderful combination of color, flavor, and texture, it’s also fine to use just one or two types of berries. One-half pint of fresh berries equals about one cup of fruit. Later in the season, ripe, peeled peach or nectarine...

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Beet Salad with Oranges and Romaine

Serves 6 – 8   4 large beets, peeled 3 seedless oranges 5 TB fresh lime juice 2 ½ TB fresh orange juice ½ tsp salt ¼ cup olive oil 10 romaine lettuce leaves, cut crosswise into ½” slices ½ cup sliced almonds  ...

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Gingered Beet Risotto

2 pounds beets scrubbed and trimmed 3 cups water 1 sweet onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh gingerroot 3 large garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup Arborio or long-grain rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup freshly...

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Creamy Lettuce Soup

(6-8 servings) 2 T. butter 3 c. chicken broth 1⁄2 c. chopped scallions 1/8 t. white pepper 15 cups chopped lettuce 6 ounces cream cheese (redleaf, boston, greenleaf, or romaine) In a large pot melt the butter and sauté the scallions and lettuce until the...

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Sweet Maple and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

1 cup extra virgin olive oil  3 tablespoons maple syrup  2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar  2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh basil  1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice  1 teaspoon dry mustard  1 clove garlic, minced (about 1/2...

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Red Beet Relish

2 cooked red beets, peeled and chopped ¼ Golden Delicious apple, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon mayonnaise Pinch ground allspice Salt and freshly ground black pepper  In a food processor, combine...

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Speared Prosciutto Wrapped Melo

Recipe courtesy Sara Moulton Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 30 minutes Yield: about 30 pieces 1 ripe cantaloupe or honeydew melon About 3/4 pound very thinly sliced Prosciutto de Parma Equipment: toothpicks Cut the ends off the melon and stand it on end....

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Chocolate Beet Brownies

Vegetable Oil 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 cup boiling water 1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 3...

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Zucchini-Melon Salad

2 medium zucchini 1 teaspoon salt 2 (3-inch-wide) wedges melon, seeded and rind removed 1 whole smoked chicken breast (1 lb), skinned and thinly sliced crosswise with a knife 1 (1/2-lb) piece Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, cut crosswise into...

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Chocolate Beet Cake

1 1/4 C beet puree (see below) 3 eggs 1/2 C vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 C cocoa powder 1 1/2 C sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 C flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda The beet puree can be made ahead of time. Basically, cook them any way you like... boil, bake, whatever, then...

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Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions & Herbs

1 1/2 cups basmati rice 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups chopped sweet onions 2 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon Rinse rice under cold...

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