July Cottage Cooking Club, Panzanella and Marinated Courgettes with Mozzarella

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July marks the second month cooking with the Cottage Cooking Club created through Andrea at The Kitchen Lioness, Notes from a very small German Kitchen. Members of the group include a diverse group of food bloggers from around the world. Dedicated to the cookbook “River Cottage veg everyday!” written by British author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, this months designated recipe choices reflect fresh ingredients abundantly flourishing throughout the summer.

IMG_6229A couple of weeks vacation along with a family reunion had me a bit behind on my selections set for the month but managed to prepare a couple of lovely dishes, Panzanella

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Spiced Vegetable Stew, Iftar Ramadan Meal

IMG_6064On today’s Post we share a Spiced Vegetable Stew as part of the Iftar Potluck through +Lail Hossain of the Google+ Food Bloggers Community. Lail writes the blog withaspin.com  A bit late to the virtual event due to vacation and a family reunion, we are still on time at Spiced Peach Blog to share an Iftar meal as part of Ramadan since Lail’s purpose for the event was created to foster better inter-religious understanding of Ramadan throughout the food blog world.

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Potato Salad Dijon at the Family Reunion

IMG_6049Its reunion time at the Jersey shore with my family and this year’s big hit on the Buffet Table, Potato Salad Dijon, which I’ve promised to Post this week for those wanting the recipe. With this recipe also includes a big shout out to Judy, and her lovely family from Vegas who joined us during the week! Bon Appetit All!

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Cooking with Kids, Homemade Pasta

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Can you guess a child made this fresh homemade pasta?

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Potato Kale Soup

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Who makes soups during the summer? Do you?

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Spring Rolls with Sooky

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Every now and again when there is a free day at hand my eldest daughter, Sooky the Stylist, announces we’re going to make Spring Rolls. The announcement always means we are not only going to make Spring Rolls, but we are going to prepare trays and trays of a couple type of dumplings too, each with assorted fillings, then folded into different shapes before freezing for our later more impromptu use.

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June Cottage Cooking Club, Frittata, and Honey Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

 

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 June is my first month cooking with the Cottage Cooking Club. The Cottage Cooking Club is an online cooking group created through Andrea at The Kitchen Lioness, Notes from a very small German Kitchen. The club includes varying food bloggers from different parts of the world and is dedicated to the cookbook, “River Cottage veg everyday!” whose author, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, is a broadcaster, writer, and British celebrity known for his ‘uncompromising commitment’ to seasonal, ethically produced food.

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Escarole Soup, Frani’s Style

 

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A flash shot of her in an apron, nearby the working oven, might well fit into a photograph depicting scenes of Italy in an age past, the daughter of Italian immigrants. Her father was a chef. Dark black hair with occasional strand pieces of salt mixed into the pepper balances with an extensive dark black clothing wardrobe, a style she has always worn throughout many years of knowing her. Color shades of nail polish change hues with regularity highlight olive colored skin. Usually displaying a full range of jewelry, some pieces fit the mood, some guarantee good luck or ward off the evil eye, a notion not taken lightly.

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Curried Shrimp, Fresh Picked Sweet Peas, PYO Johnson’s Farm, Medford, New Jersey

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Peas, Peas, Peas. Bright green and sweet to the taste, even raw.

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Sorrel Vichyssoise

 

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Sorrel Vichyssoise. Bright green leaves of perennial sorrel serve as a lovely backdrop adding dimensional depth and color to surrounding planters on the deck. Are you growing any in your garden planters this season?

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