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Roasted potato salad wins diners’ approval

July 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments · potlucks, recipes

I’ve officially been writing this blog too long. Or, I’m officially lacking in creativity and originality.  Why do I say that? Because, after writing about the Roasted New Potatoes Salad that you see above, I discovered I wrote about the exact same salad and only slightly differently almost exactly two years ago. However much that […]

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Raw beet salad an easy way to use lovely roots

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · local food, recipes

It’s beet time again, and I say hooray. I love beets. This year’s beet recipe is a joy due to its versatility and simplicity. But first, a look at the beauteous root (partially peeled): How could anyone not want to eat something so beautiful? Anyway, this recipe is based on one in How to Cook […]

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Christmas in August brings taco salad, heavenly sugar-mint fruit

August 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

My niece at last appeared on my doorstep ready to claim her Christmas present, a cooking session with Aunt Janet. First, we got set up with ingredients and tools and clean hands, of course. Then we went to work. Kierstin, unlike her brother (although maybe it’s an age thing), is very focused on her cooking […]

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Salade nicoise makes its first appearance

July 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

I love Nicoise salad (or salade nicoise, as you prefer), and the fruits and vegetables to make it are rolling in. As Michele Humes noted, it’s a dish that has a melange of variations, but I pretty much quit worrying about what’s the “right” way to make it years ago. I’m just happy when I […]

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Tuna, beans, fresh produce make savory salad

June 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Food preparation, local food

I was in a hurry for a quick (and delicious, of course) lunch. What to do? Combine some of the wonderful sugar snap peas (halved) from my CSA, green onions (chopped) and the first snips of parsley from my so-called herb garden with canned garbanzos (chickpeas), drained, and tuna packed in olive oil. Add a […]

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Beautiful beets highlight of spring salad

June 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Food preparation, local food

As you may know, I love beets. So I was pretty excited when my Rolling Prairie options last week (told you I was behind) included beets plus two more favorites, sugar snap peas and dill weed. I decided I had to have those beets pronto. Here are the beets beforehand: I cropped the stems about […]

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