Community Garden Cookbook Dishes

The Community Garden Cookbook offers more than 140 easy recipes for use with garden-fresh ingredients, including appetizers and snacks, beverages, breads, breakfast dishes, condiments and sauces, desserts, herbs and spices, main meals, soups and stews, and side dishes.

Complete List

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Recipe Excerpts


• 2 wheat English muffins, split • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled & sliced • Lemon juice • Salt to taste • Mayonnaise to taste • 2 slices provolone cheese


Avocado English MuffinsToast English muffins. Peel and slice ripe avocado. Layer avocado slices equally on two toasted English muffin halves. Sprinkle with lemon juice and salt to taste. Top each with provolone cheese slice. Spread mayonnaise on plain English muffin halves, and then place atop cheese. Cut sandwiches in half, if desired.



• 2 1/2 C wheat flour • 1 TBS baking powder • 1 pinch baking soda • 1 tsp. salt (optional) • 1 tsp. garlic powder • 1 tsp. fresh oregano, crushed • 1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped • 1/2 C mozzarella cheese, shredded • 1/4 C parmesan cheese, grated • 1 1/2 C fresh tomatoes, peeled & chopped • 1/3 to 1/2 C milk • 2 eggs • 1/4 C vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Peel tomatoes, reserving liquid in a large measuring cup. Add milk to tomato liquid; enough to measure 2/3 C. In a bowl, mix dry ingredients together with tomato liquid. Add eggs, cheeses and oil. Mix well. Pour batter into a well-greased 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for about one hour, covering with foil if bread begins to brown too quickly. Allow the bread to cool in baking pan for about ten minutes before removing to a rack or slicing. Wrap the bread with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate unused portions. Tomato Bread also freezes well.