Endless Summer Picnic Class

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North African Tagine

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Shown with a little red harissa paste for heat!

A tagine is a conical earthenware pot used for slow cooking. Tagine is also the North African stew prepared in the tagine pot. Historically, the nomads in North Africa used these pots as portable ovens, allowing them to prepare food at anytime while moving around. Continue reading

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Dinner Recipes

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Summer Punch (nonalcoholic)

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley VegetarianHere’s an old school summer cooler that is sure to wet your whistle on a hot summer day. I’ve been making it and serving it to kids of all ages for over 30 years. Good addition to your traditional beverages at your next barbecue. Continue reading

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Jambalaya (make-ahead)

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley VegetarianI was asked the other day if I had a recipe for vegetarian jambalaya. I said, Yes, and then asked, do you need the recipe right now so you can make it for dinner tonight? My friend replied that she wanted to make it this weekend, when she had more time to cook, and then freeze it for dinner on the following Wednesday. I assured her that I had the perfect make-ahead recipe and that I would email it to her as soon as I got home. Continue reading

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Bruschetta with Crispy Eggplant

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Wikipedia says that bruschetta is “toasted Italian bread drenched in olive oil and served typically with garlic or tomatoes.” I say it is a blank canvas upon which you can add any topping of your choice. I like to serve it with a sparkling wine. Continue reading

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Appetizer Recipes

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