Category: Members Corner

Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

Every summer around this time, I overhear members asking themselves and others what the deuce to do with more cucumbers. Besides add-ins to salads, or cool refreshment for your eye-lids, why not take a few minutes to make fridge pickle chips? (more…)

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Last week, someone asked what she can do with just one cucumber?  Simple – make tzatziki!  This delicious, creamy, Greek cucumber sauce keeps for about a week, and is great with grilled chicken, turkey or lamb.  You can use Greek or plain yogurt (using plain yogurt will result in a slightly “runnier” sauce, but it holds the flavors and texture just as well so don’t panic if you don’t have it handy).  It is a snap to make.  Try it! (more…)

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Veggies

In this sweltering heat, if the thought of standing over your stove sautéing, steaming or baking any of your veggies makes you want to head to the nearest fast food or take-out counter, consider grilling at least some of your vegetables.  In the time it takes to grill some hot dogs or a steak, you can have wonderful, tasty treats. (more…)

Zucchini Butter

Zucchini Butter

If Farmer John’s predictions come true, we may be in for more summer squash so here is a simple recipe for making Zucchini Butter. While the recipe as is yields about 2 cups, you can halve the recipe and make less. Give it a try if you have already made your fair share of breads, muffins, and gratins. (more…)

Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

As the herb-growing season draws to an end, we’ve been lucky to have a choice of herbs, including cilantro. I overhear many of our members say they love cilantro, so, as we promised earlier in the season when we said we’d try to find new and interesting salad dressing recipes, today we offer a Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing that also takes advantage of those “extra” jalapeño peppers — I hope some of you have taken a few and still can find them in your fridge! Give this a try and enjoy cilantro in a new form on your next fresh salad! (more…)

Tomato Garlic Salad Dressing

Tomato Garlic Salad Dressing

Now that we have tomatoes to spare, why not try an easy salad dressing with some of the tomatoes that are “riper” than others. As we start to ease back into salad greens, it’s a good time to broaden our salad dressing repertoire, too. (more…)

Carrot Cake

Great Grandma’s Sheep-Wagon Carrot Cake

If you find yourself with extra carrot culls, try Great Grandma’s Sheep-Wagon Carrot Cake (found at Cooks.com).  My recipe is more than 30 years old and was given me by my sister-in-law. I googled the name on an off chance and there it was, almost identical.  I always used a bit less sugar, and maybe a touch more butter but it makes great muffins too (just shorten baking time).  The cake doesn’t need a frosting, but if you like frosting you can add this one from Allrecipes.com. (more…)