Oswald Rivera

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Category: vegetables (page 1 of 4)

HERBED OYSTER MUSHROOMS AND FARRO

I am always on the lookout in my local farmers market for oyster mushrooms. I discovered them a few years ago, and fell in love with the suckers. I found some recently and decided that was going to be the dinner for that day.… Read more...

RATATOUILLE NICOISE

I like ratatouille, the classic French stew whose origin goes back to the late 18th century.  Yet, of all the recipes out there, I prefer the more modern incarnation, Ratatouille Niçoise. This rendition hails from Nice, and is very popular in the Riviera, where it is served hot or cold.  … Read more...

POTATO HASH

This winter has been a time to try men’s (and women’s) souls. At least in the northeast. We’ve been beset by snow, rain, sleet, you name it. So, a stick-to-the-ribs rendition is needed. And that is Potato Hash. Now, who among you, does not love potato hash?… Read more...

BAKED EGGPLANT WITH YOGURT

This is an Indian recipe that we especially favor, since it contains eggplant, one of our favorite vegetables. In our family we are eggplant aficionados. We prepare it baked, breaded, fried, grilled, you name it. In this rendition the eggplant is flavored with yogurt.… Read more...

PIMIENTOS RELLENOS REDUX

I posted a stuff peppers (pimientos rellenos) dish back on 09/18/13.  I got remarks back about the whole scenario of crushing peppercorns, garlic, oregano, salt and other ingredients in a mortar. What I was told was, Is there an easier way of doing it?… Read more...

MISO-GLAZED EGGPLANT SLICES

I will say this unequivocally, this is the best eggplant recipe you’ll come across. And it’s a grill recipe. But, I’m sure you can also prepare it atop the stove  Anyway, it’s mighty big statement to make, and I stand by it.… Read more...

POTATOES ROMANOFF

How about eating like a czar tonight? Literally eating like a czar. That’s where Potatoes Romanoff comes in. Think of a dish that’s sinfully delicious; a side offering that will eclipse everything else. Forget about mashed potatoes or potato salad. This is the epitome of it all.… Read more...

LEBANESE DELIGHTS

One of my interests as of late is Lebanese cooking. Lebanon is a small country on the shores of the Mediterranean, which recently has been at the center of Middle Eastern conflicts because of its borders with Syria and Israel. The first time I heard about Lebanon was in the late 50s in the then popular Danny Thomas show.… Read more...

Emergency Ratatouille

We are fortunate in that we have a friend who, during the summer, worked at a local farm stand. This venture was part of a farming complex that sold produce and other items to various businesses. At the end of the season, our buddy presented us with vegetables that had gone unsold.… Read more...

Broiled Bread and Brie

In our bailiwick, we like bread and we like brie, the famed French soft farmhouse cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. One of my favorite ways to do brie is just having it like a regular grilled cheese sandwich: top a slice of bread with the brie and place it under the broiler for  a minute or two.… Read more...

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