Salads

Pear, Blue Cheese, Walnut and Bacon Salad

Pear, Blue Cheese, Walnut and Bacon Salad

Fall and winter always seem to bring on a craving for slow cooked comfort foods, including soups, stews, casseroles, and other similar hearty fare. But even in the chilly months, the fresh taste and crunch of a simple, seasonal salad is a welcome change of pace. This recipe, which provides […]

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Mom’s Hot “German” Potato Salad

Mom's Hot

Let me make a confession. I’m not very good at following recipes. On the rare occasion when I actually have a recipe in front of me while cooking, I feel compelled to tinker with it by adding a pinch of this or a splash of that. Or I transform it […]

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Fresh Zucchini Pickle, Asian Style

Fresh Zucchini Pickle, Asian Style

Do you have zucchinis (courgettes) growing in your garden now? Have you reached the panic stage yet about what to do with them all? Most home gardeners I know have a love-hate relationship with this vegetable. They love it because it’s both delicious and productive. And they hate it because, […]

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Suzanne’s Perfect Cucumber Vinaigrette Salad

Suzanne's Perfect Cucumber Vinaigrette Salad

Suzanne, or more properly Huguette Suzanne, has been my mother’s best friend for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always thought of her as my second mom, my Parisian mom. She somehow combines, in that peculiarly French way, bedrock practicality with great style and also a no-nonsense manner […]

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A Light Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad

A Light Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad

Even in fall and winter, many of us still crave the satisfying crunch of a good salad. However, finding seasonal salad fixings obviously poses more of a challenge in the cold months than in summer, when fresh, locally-grown tomatoes and lettuce are at their best and reasonably priced. This recipe […]

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Yet Another Caesar Salad

Yet Another Caesar Salad

Does the world need another recipe for Caesar salad? I believe that it does. At the risk of tooting my own horn, I think it needs mine. I have two issues with most Caesar salads served outside my home: First, the dressing ingredients are not fully amalgamated and thus sink […]

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Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta

Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta

Because my family and I now spend most of our time in the Sunbelt and are committed organic gardeners, we have ready access to fresh, home-grown tomatoes and herbs most of the year. In fact, we often have too much of a good thing and must scramble to keep up. […]

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