Recipes from the Hart
Artichoke Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4-6 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (14oz.) quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 T. chopped fresh basil or parsley
1 T. fresh lemon juice
Ground black pepper

In saucepan, heat oil and butter. When butter is melted, add garlic and sauté for 2-3 min. Add artichoke hearts, basil, and lemon juice and simmer for 10 min. Add black pepper to taste. Serve warm over pasta with fresh parmesan.

**This sauce is easy and versatile. I have served over linguine, spinach fettucine, and cheese ravioli. I have also added olives, red peppers, red onion. May be good with fish too!

Stacy Hart-Vance
Adapted from "Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home"


2 1/2 cups drained pitted black olives*
1 garlic clove, minced
2 T. pine nuts
1-2 T. extra-virgin olive oil

Chop half of the olives and set aside. In a food processor, blend remaining olives with garlic, pine nuts, and 1 T. olive oil until mixture is somewhat smooth. Add more oil if needed. Stir in chopped olives. Serve with toasted bread, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Also good as pasta topping. Best served at room temperature. Should refrigerate for about a week.

*best with Spanish, Italian, or Greek olives

Stacy Hart-Vance
Taken from "Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home"

Melon Pepper Salsa

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely minced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cups diced cantaloupe melon
1 1/2 cups diced honeydew melon
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, combine red bell pepper, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, red onion, cantaloupe, honeydew and lime juice, mixing well. Toss well with copped cilantro. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Makes 5 to 6 cups. Serve with potato or tortilla chips or as a side dish with grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Nutrition information per 1/4 cup: 13 calories, 0 protein, 0 fat, 3 grams carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 cholesterol, 29 milligrams sodium.

Manda Hart

Mom Otto's Pickled Beets

Place in a large sauce pan and bring to a slow boil, cooking 15 minutes

1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Remove from heat and add:
2- 15 oz. cans of sliced beets

They are best when placed in the frig overnight and will keep very
well for 2 weeks in the frig.

Peg Hart

Posted on January 12, 2003






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