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Summer Mixed Grains BLT Salad

Mixing different whole grains together, all the rage, is an easy and nutritious way to spruce up summer salads. We have combined a purchased unseasoned mix containing Texmati rice, brown rice, whole wheat orzo, and chia seeds  with a summer … Continue reading

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Harvest Kale Salad

Kale is everywhere–in the supermarket produce section, farmers markets–and available year-round. Why? Kale has been crowned the new health queen of greens. Kale is in the Brassica family which includes mustard greens and broccoli. It is a good source of … Continue reading

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Roasted Fresh Figs and Prosciutto

Fresh figs are true luxuries in the fruit world since you can only buy them for a a couple of months during the fall. One of the special ways chefs like to show them off is as an appetizer, filled … Continue reading

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Old Towne Strawberry Salad

Plant City is Florida’s strawberry capital. Thousands of acres of strawberry farms surround the city, and it is home to the Florida Strawberry Festival held every March. One of the best local “finds” featuring strawberries is found at the city’s … Continue reading

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Beet and Ricotta Salad

There is a local restaurant where Jan often dines in Lakeville, CT, and they serve a version of this recipe. One big difference, they do not use the EverMild onion. The salad is better if made ahead and chilled. Sprinkle … Continue reading

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Minted Beet Yogurt Salad

We found it best to use thicker, Greek-style yogurt for this recipe.  It comes in a variety of fat percentage forms, from  0 to 4%–any fat content can be used in this recipe. Using a pair of kitchen scissors for … Continue reading

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A Man Ahead of His Time

by Jan The headline in the May 27,2009, Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “Dandelion: A Delicacy at $9 a Pound-It’s Salad Days for Weeds ” (go to www.wsj.com).

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3 Problem—Solving Kitchenware Finds

Jan and I are just back from this year’s Housewares Show, achy from miles of walking Chicago’s McCormick Place but enthused by what’s new. Here are three gadgets that got our attention because they are simple AND solve common prep … Continue reading

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World—Of Grains Salad

A combination of rice and pasta features sometimes hard-to-find Israeli couscous and red rice but they’re worth seeking out. If made ahead, let stand at room temperature 2 hours before serving.

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