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Grilled Vegetables in Foil

Don't we all just love-love-love grilled vegetables?! These are grilled in foil packets, a medley of fresh vegetables tossed in an Asian-style soy-ginger sauce. Just wonderful, this! The red cabbage is my very favorite! No grill? You can cook them in the oven, too! Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. This recipe is so quick and easy
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A grill master this cook is not. Who else is happy with a giveaway grill free from the dealership when my dad upgraded vehicles awhile back? But I’ve nailed vegetables cooked on the grill in foil. Many warm evenings, I toss chopped what’s-on-hand vegetables into a foil packet with the slower-cook sorts on the bottom, top with garlic, dot with butter, sprinkle with salt and shake with pepper. Thirty 30 minutes later, it’s supper t…

Finnish Summer Soup – Kesäkeitto

The Recipe: A taste of summer sunshine, the Finnish classic recipe for "summer soup," Traditionally, its milky broth is packed with the season's first tiny garden-fresh vegetables: sumptous, that tradition. Me, I make Finnish Summer Soup all summer long with all kinds of vegetables: we lap it up, one potful after another. The Conversation: I learned about Finnish "kesäkeitto" (kesä meaning summer, keitto meaning soup, in Finnish) when I lived in Finland as an exchange student. After graduating from high school, I spent a year as a Rotary International exchange student.I was dead-set on my first choices for host countries, South Africa and Norway. My third choice, Finland, was added to the list only because Rotary insisted on three countries and my dad, like many in the Greatest Generation, held Finns in high regard because Finland was the only country to repay its war debt. But when I was matched to Finland, I sobbed and sobbed, "I'll never learn the …