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Springtime Risotto with Peas, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini and Even Spinach from Anne Bianchi

When spring arrives, in the supermarket if not in my own garden, I begin to salivate. There are those peas and the asparagus. All those lovely recipes that beg for fresh vegetables. At the top of our list, Suzen and I long for Springtime Risotto, lush with vegetables and rich from homemade broth. You can…

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Thanksgiving Special: Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant

I'm repeating this recipe just in time for you to enjoy during this holiday season. It's absolutely delicious, vibrant with rich and caramelizing vegetable flavors. It's a match for anything in a major meal, say that Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing and gravy. Easily made, it presents like a Rennaisance painting on the table. Visual excitement…

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Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini, and Eggplant from Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala Quinn

Make this recipe. Just make it. Oh, I know, you have family members who hate vegetables. “Have some more zucchini?” is a question you dare not ask because there will be rebellion at the dinner table. “Eggplant, anyone?” will get you banished to the room over the garage. Do not fear. Trust in caramelization. It’s…

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Summer Zucchini and Corn Succotash

Succotash is a Native American word for “broken corn kernels.” The Pilgrims were introduced to the dish and that first Thanksgiving almost certainly included some form of succotash. While it often is consider a “fall” dish, it really is a year-round treasure. You could even — this is heresy — use frozen corn. Suzen prefers…

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