End-of- summer soup

End of Summer Soup

Now that nights are cooler, it feels good to switch on the stove. Here’s a late-summer soup, this week’s Waste Not crisper-cleaner recipe. While you cut up the vegetables, simmer their trimmings to make a broth. While the soup cooks, make a quick pistou, a French kissing cousin of pesto. (If basil is in short supply, use a mixture of flat-leaf parsley and basil leaves.) […]

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No-Waste Fish Stock

Falmouth Farmers' Market Fish Stock

Last Thursday’s “Catch of the Day” from the Machaca was local scup, known as porgie further South or sea bream in high-end restaurants. Plenty of scup right now– you’ll see them again. Jack Wilson, who works with Capt. Willy Hatch, will fillet the fish as you wish, skin off/skin on, while you watch at the dock. To make the most of your fish, ask for […]

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Spinach soup with herbs and cloumage

Spinach Soup

2 Tbs. olive oil half an onion, chopped 2 Tbs. minced green garlic (or 1-2 cloves of mature garlic) 2-inch strip of lemon zest, pared from the outer yellow peel 1 – 2 tsp minced fresh jalapeno peppers 1 medium Yukon gold or white potato, peeled and diced 3 cups light vegetable or chicken stock 6 ounces fresh tender spinach, […]

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Creamy Kale Gratin

Kale is this year’s  “It” vegetable. A nutritional powerhouse with sudden cachet. How to include it on your Thanksgiving table? Here is a robust dish, good for potlucks. Creamy and cheesy, it may win over ever even ardent leafy-green haters in your family. Creamy Kale Gratin (Serves 4) 8 oz. kale, thick stems removed, rinsed and chopped (about 8 cups) […]

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Tomato soup with cheese croutons

One final tomato recipe before summer tomatoes peter out – a creamy tomato soup, using just a few spoonfuls of cream. Potatoes give this soup its smooth, soothing texture. Add some crisp cheesy croutons and you have yourself a warm bowl of comfort food. Serves 4. Tomato soup with cheese croutons 1 large white onion, finely chopped ¼ (quarter) cup […]

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Gazpacho Soup

Sue Bourque returns this week for another Buy Fresh Buy Local food demo. Sue is a registered dietician and nutrition educator with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Those of you who’ve seen Sue in action before, will also know she’s an accomplished cook. This time, she’ll be giving a tomato tutorial, and Gazpacho soup is on the menu—an American-style Gazpacho, […]

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Creamed Sweet Turnips

Our recipe this week is for a large whitish botanically-enigmatic knob in the turnip family. The Macomber turnip. also known as the Westport turnip, was introduced to Westport by the Macomber brothers in 1876. It’s crisp as a radish, sweet as rutabaga, white as a turnip, and winsomely smooth and mellow when cooked. Turnips suspiciously like these are also called […]

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Butternut-Apple Soup

Winter squashes, the tough-skinned ones, usually keep well, but are harder to peel. If you’ve a tried and true way of peeling squash, stick with it. But if the job seems daunting, try tackling it in small bits. Take butternut, for example. First truncate the squash where the neck meets the body. Next slice the body longitudinally in half, then […]

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Farmers’ Market Guacamole

Here’s a twist on guacamole that adds colorful summer vegetables from the market. Call it guacamole loco. Farmers’ Market Guacamole 1 small ear of fresh corn, husk and silk removed olive oil large pinch each cumin seeds and dried oregano 1 peeled, very fresh garlic clove salt, ¼ tsp. red chili flakes 2 ripe avocados, halved, pits removed ¼  cup […]

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