Category Archives: salad

Zucchini Slaw

  Hamburgers, grilled chicken, sausage, and steak. These are the mainstays of outdoor summer cooking. And keeping them from getting stale by the end of July can be tricky after the ninth or tenth barbecue. That’s where fresh and bountiful … Continue reading

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Eat Your Greens!

  An early summer salad gets a dose of fun with this Green Goddess Dressing tailor made for little ones. If you’re looking to entice the kids into the kitchen and get them bought into the idea of eating their greens, … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad

This is a recipe that was part of a summer barbecue cooking class I taught last week. I’m happy to report that my students loved it. They especially loved how easy it was to throw together. I wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Spiced Beets with Dill

I bought my third mortar and pestle recently. And she’s a beauty. I know most people don’t see the need for three mortar and pestles (or even one perhaps) but there’s something about the design of this implement that I just adore. Apart from … Continue reading

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Wild Rice with Wild Greens

So, I belong to a neighborhood beach club. It’s rustic and beautiful and a great place to meet up with friends all summer long. Usually, we end up meeting up around dinner time so the kids can have an early … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Salad

No matter how cold it gets (let’s face it that’s not too bloody cold this winter!), my body still craves salads, and while they may look a little different from their warm weather cousins, winter salads can be just as … Continue reading

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Spanish Shrimp, Tomato, and Orzo Salad

The kids are back in school, the pools are closed, and vacation is already a distant memory. But don’t even try telling summer that it’s over. It’s hot as Hades out there. And by the looks of the farmers’ markets, summer is … Continue reading

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Noodles with Carrots and Asian Greens

When I lived in Australia, I used to make salads like this one all the time. Asian greens of all stripes, from gai lan to choy sum, were available at every supermarket or green grocer. In the States, however, getting … Continue reading

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Italian-Style Grilled Zucchini and Squash

I’m still up to my ears in zucchini and squash. And so my quest to coax out their subtle flavor continues. This week’s recipe has got big flavor, is built for a crowd, and can be made well in advance of … Continue reading

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Tomato and Nectarine Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Technically speaking, it’s a fruit salad. But practically speaking, it’s a sweet and savory accompaniment to any main course you may be grilling up this summer. Tomatoes and nectarines make beautiful music together in a dish that is truly a celebration of summer. … Continue reading

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