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Asparagus Salad With Blue Cheese and TWO(!) Dressings

We love asparagus; roasted, grilled, steamed, or, as here, blanched, then tossed into ice water to lock in that lovely green color, then dried and tossed in a salad – preferably with some blue cheese and thinly sliced red onion … Continue reading

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Mostarda With Dried Cherries and Apricots

This really lovely little concoction deserves real pride of place at your next gathering. Mostarda, an Italian mixture of mustard and wine and dried fruits has traditionally been used as a spread over meats – think your charcuterie board (and … Continue reading

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Endive and Blue Cheese Salad

Take a step away from Iceberg and Romaine and consider Endive for your next salad. I’d bought a bit too much endive for a gathering, and so had several left sitting around the crisper making me think I really need … Continue reading

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Country Captain Chicken

So… I gave in. Long ago, I posted about Chicken in the Style of the Country Captain, a recipe I have been making since the 70’s. My version, from a newspaper food section, eschewed raisins and curry and almonds and … Continue reading

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Green Bean, Feta, and Balsamic Salad

I came across a recipe on BigOven for a balsamic green bean salad, and it looked like just the thing to use up a big hunk o’ Bulgarian Feta cheese in the fridge and at least half a bag of … Continue reading

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Parfait! Aunt Beezy’s Soda Bread

My very most favorite of soda breads, Barb’s Aunt Beezy’s, is a moist, flavorful bit of bread-y goodness that really should not be brought out only on special occasions (or Irish themed dinners). It comes together in next to no … Continue reading

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Parfait! Blueberry Salad With Pita and Feta Cheese

When I first posted about this salad from Nadia G, I made it more or less the way she did, with Mshalale – a Lebanese string cheese – but substituted parsley for the mint, and dried cherries for the pomegranate … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Prosciutto ‘Za with Pear and Spinach Salad

How’s this for a light lunch? Pizza dough brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with Tellicherry and Aleppo pepper, then topped with goat cheese and prosciutto and baked, THEN topped with a pear and spinach salad with dried cherries and … Continue reading

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Green Lentil-Spinach Salad With Cherry Vinaigrette

Rich’s mom volunteers at a food pantry a couple of days a week, and we were talking about some of the foodstuffs that were a kind of a hard-sell to their clients; lentils were right up there. “Most folk just … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cherries ‘n Stuff

Or, mebbe ‘dressing’. Some folk claim that dressing is simply another name for stuffing – one that the Victorians came up with so they didn’t have to think about anything being stuffed into anything else – perhaps there was a … Continue reading

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