Carving by Eddie Running Wolf of Boulder, Photo from Times-Call
I am completely slammed again this week. Though I am hoping to escape early today and head out to Chainsaws and Chuckwagons to see some of the artists. We take our old tree stump carving very seriously here. Since I didn’t have time to cook this week, I decided to raid JeffreyW’s recipes and photos.
Let’s start with his Stuffed Anaheim Peppers, pictured above and recipe here
Then there is his Homemade Sauerkraut, for instructions click here.
I bought ribs on sale and am going to make my slow-cooker Polynesian Ribs this weekend, the complete dinner menu and recipes are here. Even if I can’t find time to cook, these are easy and quick.
JeffreyW took some of his garden harvest and made a fresh batch of Hot Giardiniera last week, click here.
Have any recipes to share using fresh from the garden bounty? What’s your recipe for fun this holiday weekend? Cooking up anything special?
I picked two featured recipes tonight, both taking advantage of fresh garden veggies and herbs, like JeffreyW’s lush basil, above. They are simple and quick to make, so you can get back outside to take advantage of the last unofficial weekend of summer.
Pasta w/Fresh Basil
- 10 oz bow-tie pasta
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bunch basil (1 loose cup)
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
Cook pasta in saucepan according to package directions. Drain well. In saucepan, heat oil, basil, tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute, add pasta and toss with cheese. Serve immediately.
Collard Greens w/ Bacon
- 4 slices bacon
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1 bunch collard greens (or spinach)
- 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- salt & pepper to taste
skillet, saucepan, steamer
Wash collard greens. In skillet, cook bacon till crisp, remove, cool and crumble. In bacon drippings, sauté onions, remove. In saucepan, place steamer and enough water to come to the bottom of the steamer, add greens and steam until tender. Mix honey & vinegar, and a little of the bacon drippings if you like. Toss all ingredients together and serve.
Aren’t JeffreyW’s photos fun? I’m so lucky he came on board years ago. That’s it for this week. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend. – TaMara