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Summer Salads: Recipe for Basil Vinaigrette

Summer Salads: Recipe for Basil Vinaigrette

| July 22, 2009 | 5 Comments

“What’s in this? This is interesting.” That was my husband’s reaction when he tasted the salad tonight. It was a simple mix of baby greens (one bag for $1 at the farmers market today — just enough for one dinner) and a homemade basil vinaigrette. I skipped the cheese and ignored the croutons and just […]

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Exploring Blood Oranges

Exploring Blood Oranges

| May 4, 2007 | 3 Comments

I bought a few blood oranges over the weekend. I’ve been thinking of trying them for over a year, but finally decided to just take the plunge. Virtual Frolic’s post on blood orange sorbet helped that cause. What held me up for the past year was the idea of the red flesh. It’s unfamiliar. I […]

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Sesame Soy Dressing

Sesame Soy Dressing

| February 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

Lunch. It was a lot simpler before – if I had time I would throw together a quick salad of lettuce, meat and cheese. But I am trying to lose weight and also not eating meat for Lent so the majority of my salad just went down the drain. And besides, I need more vitamins […]

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Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

| July 11, 2006 | 0 Comments

Basil Vinaigrette 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Scant ¼ cup chopped basil leaves 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving or using.

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