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CSA Day: Asian Napa Cabbage Slaw with Peanut Sauce Recipe

CSA Day: Asian Napa Cabbage Slaw with Peanut Sauce Recipe

| July 28, 2010 | 4 Comments

Waiting patiently has never been something I do particularly well … but when it comes to the CSA (that’s Community Supported Agriculture — I own a subscription for a once-a-week produce box at a local farm), I don’t mind the wait until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Somehow, it’s different and exciting — without driving me […]

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CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

CSA Day: Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad and Other Great Ideas

| July 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Welcome customers of Shortt’s Farm CSA! Scroll down for a delicious Caramelized Onion and Kale Salad recipe and other fabulous recipes to use today’s produce. Last summer, on a clear August evening, my cousin popped over to my house and dropped off a container of a delicious, refreshing curly kale salad made with whisper-thin red […]

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Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Recipe with Herb Vinaigrette

| July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

When mustard greens appeared in my CSA box last week, I didn’t even have a chance to groan before my beloved farmer told me to just try them. My farmer knows me well — anything with the word ‘mustard’ in it is sure to send me packing. However, I do believe in trying everything once, […]

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Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. When I opened the door to see how it was outside, it was like stepping into a sauna. The air was thick with humidity and it was so hot, despite a late afternoon rain shower. Thank goodness for air conditioners and take out. Today is milder, less humid. […]

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwiches

| June 7, 2010 | 7 Comments

Today is Will’s last day of preschool. Ever. I can hardly believe it. You always hear people say that children grow up so quickly, but only in experiencing it can you appreciate just how true that is. It seems like just yesterday that I was uncomfortably pregnant with him and now he’s almost 5. Time […]

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German Potato Salad Recipe

German Potato Salad Recipe

| June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Is it really Tuesday? You’d think that working from home, I wouldn’t be phased by the short workweek — but I am. It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly half-way through the week already. It’s got me a little off-kilter today. In any case, we had an awesome past few days. This holiday weekend was […]

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

| May 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mentally, I am fully entrenched in summer. Picnics, beach days, camping, grilling … these are the things that totally fill my thoughts. But in reality, Will has a few more weeks of school. I have to work. It’s only May. That’s okay. Summer break will be here soon enough, right? In the meantime, I am […]

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Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

| May 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

If I had a dime for every time that someone in my house requested pasta, I would be a very rich woman. Heck, I would be a woman on a whirlwind trip to Europe … for the rest of the year. Growing up, pasta salad was one of my very favorite summer dishes. I could […]

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Sesame Orzo Salad Recipe

Sesame Orzo Salad Recipe

| May 7, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday was the first time in months that I haven’t posted on my usually Monday through Friday schedule. Sure, I could have posted a Wordless Wednesday photo or pointed out a recent article. But my words and ideas just wouldn’t come. I was spent, and needed a day off. I hope you understand. Now, let’s […]

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Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Asian Vinaigrette Recipe

Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Asian Vinaigrette Recipe

| May 3, 2010 | 7 Comments

Sunday is usually a big day around here for the kids and I. We make snacks for the week, perhaps some exciting dessert or side dish, and we take a billion photos … but yesterday, with the soaring temps and humidity, we didn’t cook at all, save a quick, easy new coleslaw recipe that will […]

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