Tag Archives: Cucumber

Gyro Dip

Yeh. It’s January 2, so, technically, the holidaze are over… But… I still have some celebratin’ to do; and what better way to celebrate with friends and family with a delicious layered dip that tastes a whole heckuva lot like … Continue reading

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Gazpacho!

What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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Parfait! Benedictine

Because this coming Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, and because folk do like to prepare ahead of time, I am adding a bonus Parfait! post today. Benedictine is a cream cheese spread that is said to be de rigueur for … Continue reading

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Parfait! Chop Pickle

‘Tis the season… whether you garden or, like me, participate in a local family farm’s “goody bag” promotion (ours is called Mystery Bag); you will come back from your garden or farm with a bunch of cucumber. I was gonna … Continue reading

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Celery Succotash Salad

Fret ye not! There are NO lima beans in this succotash! In fact, this rather refreshing salad – based on a Rachael Ray recipe – bears little resemblance to your more usual succotash… there are no beans at all (tho’ … Continue reading

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My Take on Benedictine

May was just starting, and all the recipes started showing up in my email telling me exactly WHAT I needed to have on hand for Derby Day. Well, I wasn’t really in the mood for Mint Juleps (and I do … Continue reading

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Parfait! Korean Potato Salad

“Wait! What? Didn’t you just post about this (very delicious) potato salad last week?” Yes. Yes, I did, but I’ve thought about it, and made some adjustments that make it even better! And, it’s not just me; I made a … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Feta Gazpacho

I was still working my way through my $10 Mystery Bag of fresh veggies from a local farm when my email pinged with a recipe for gazpacho from Tyler Florence at the Food Network. Since I was currently in possession … Continue reading

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Parfait! Israeli (Pearl) Couscous Salad

Hows about a slightly different salad? Like, with couscous? This version calls for lightly toasted Israeli “Pearl” couscous, which is bigger than the more regular couscous, and is served with veggies, a light vinaigrette, a bit of cheese, and, because … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad, Now With Summer Squash (and better)!

Around about this time of year, friends with gardens and local farms start to regret their choice of planting that much summer squash or cucumber. I have a small kitchen garden on our front porch, so do not have that … Continue reading

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