Vintage Vegetables


I have several special projects planned for this first year of the new decade!  One of my favorites, however, is this one!  I'll be posting recipes using old time vegetables ... and sometimes using old time recipes with today's favorite vegetables! 

It thrills me to know that young families are cooking again!  I'm fearful that we missed a couple generations of this, as restaurants and fast food chains took the place of a meal around the kitchen table.  Things have changed back to the old ways.  Buying local is popular and frequenting farmers' markets is a part of many families' weekly routines.  Vegetables are in, again!  Fantastic!

I want to be sure that my blog's followers enjoy learning old ways to prepare vegetables.  I want to make sure that those followers can identify heirloom vegetables ... and that they know what to do with them.  Let's not miss any opportunity to eat healthy and shop local!

This project began January 1, 2020.

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Take a look at this delicious sheet pan dinner of roast chicken, fennel, onion and lemon.  Add your favorite vegetables to make it your own!

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Carrots are such an old, old vegetable!  If you are looking for a simple sauce for your frequent go-to vege, take a look at this recipe.

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From a tart side dish to a buttery spice cake, the turnip isn't humble anymore!  You'll love these recipes!

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This wonderful vinaigrette recipe will make you love your beets!

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Enjoy this bright spicy flavor of Tai Basil
with your Napa Cabbage!

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Not sure if you will love the aromas or the flavors from this delicious combination!  Try it for a comfort food feast.

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Mashed potato mountain or fancy sauced potatoes?  You decide, but try this leek sauce.  It is scrumptious.

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Who doesn't love fried potatoes?  Who doesn't love to turn left-overs into something special?  Try these fritters.

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If you cannot imagine sweet little bites of eggplant, you need to check out this recipe.  These are delicious!

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There are lots of ways to use okra. Take a look at this recipe for a delicious way to add it to shrimp!

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This magnificent vegetable is hard to find, but it sure is incredible!  Stunning!

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The folks in my vege market delivery Facebook group call these alien!  I love that, but they certainly weren't alien to old-timers!  Learn how delicious they are!

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Bacon makes everything better!  Try this easy recipe for Brussels Sprouts!

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Look at this adorable cone-head cabbage! Read all about it!

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To learn how to make one of my favorite recipes ...

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Mushrooms can make a meal!

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Not sure which is the best!
The chicken or the asparagus!

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Take the time to prepare these unique
egg-shaped eggplants.  You'll be glad you did!

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There are tons of ways to add spinach to your snacks and meals.

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Beautiful and nutritious!  Throw some chard on the bbq grill for something very special.

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Make something unique!  This layered casserole is delicious.

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Here's a vintage recipe that is easy to love!  Add some fresh veges to make it better.

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