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Light and Crisp: Vinaigrette Beet Slaw

Light and Crisp: Vinaigrette Beet Slaw

| September 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

Raw beets star in this light and crisp recipe for Vinaigrette Beet Slaw — it’s a perfect recipe for a crowd. It all started with the cabbage I’ve been growing. It was taunting me and I knew it was time to finally — finally — use it. Then the beets in the back of my […]

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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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Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

| July 2, 2009 | 12 Comments

It’s funny. It seems like with beets, people either love them or hate them. And of the people that hate them, I find that most haven’t ever actually had fresh beets. If you fall into the latter category, my condolences and I urge you to give fresh, wonderful beets a try. Seriously. Now for those […]

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Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

| July 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

One of the great joys of summer is salad made with local greens. It’s vibrant, green and refreshing. It tastes of cool breezes on hot days and warm paperback pages read on a sunny porch. It’s something that you really start to appreciate the older you get … Today, the kids and I scored a […]

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Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

| June 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Today started out as one of those ethereal days where the sky is impossibly blue and the clouds are a fluffy jungle kingdom. You just want to be outside on a day like today, and we made sure to spend a lot of time outdoors. The kids and I rose later than usual, which is […]

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Simple Pleasure: The Easy Tuna Salad

Simple Pleasure: The Easy Tuna Salad

| March 28, 2009 | 4 Comments

That salad was my reward for this week. See, this was one of those weeks. Surely, you know the ones. It jolted to a  start at a breakneck speed first thing on Monday. After a relaxing weekend running errands and hanging out with my cousins, I realized I had some work due earliy-ish on Monday. […]

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My Little Elephant and Orange Pasta Salad

My Little Elephant and Orange Pasta Salad

| March 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

This evening, I was tucking Will into bed when I asked him if he knew what day tomorrow is. He didn’t, but he declared it to be the day we play the square game (Candy Land, in lay terms). The boy never forgets anything — this afternoon on the way home from school, I mentioned […]

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How to Make a Great Salad

How to Make a Great Salad

| February 7, 2009 | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, Glamour Magazine’s Storked! blogger Christine Coppa asked readers what they like in salads. The responses were plentiful with ideas. Me? I like lots of veggies, a bit of cheese and usually a protein. Mmm. But that got me thinking about how my salad style has really changed. I used to think that […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing

Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing

| August 21, 2008 | 3 Comments

When I first saw the heirloom tomato with blue cheese dressing recipe in Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten (great cookbook, by the way), I wasn’t enthused. I despise mayonnaise and the dressing includes a hearty dose. Instead I made a tangy, tasty vinaigrette to serve over my heirlooms. It was very tasty and […]

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Me, Myself, and Cabbage: Classic Coleslaw

Me, Myself, and Cabbage: Classic Coleslaw

| August 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

As far as summer salads go, coleslaw is a classic. It’s great with everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to fried chicken. But as classics go, there are millions of variations with differing ingredients lists and must-haves. Some are more saucy, some are less. Some have the traditional creamy dressing and others have oil and […]

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