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Biker Picnics – Oriental Pasta Salad — 14 Comments

  1. Katie, What a grand way to bike the city! I lament the US attitude toward bikers and walkers. Some cities are better than others, Seattle and Portland for example but still we don’t really get it.
    I love the chunky nature of your salad, probably why it stays good for several days! It’s beautiful.

  2. I used to bike ride all the time when I lived in New Mexico. There were few bike lanes on the road, but the drivers seemed to be aware of me and it was safe. Then the area grew, and the last time I visited and rode my bike, I felt like a target.
    Now I live in San Diego, and I would have to drive to someplace where it would be safe to ride my bike. Even though the weather here is perfect for bike riding most of the year, the city has hardly any bike paths.
    Love your salad! It’s definitely pasta salad weather.

  3. Great post. I love your writing style and while I’m not a biker, I do love to hike and this picnic is perfect.
    Even more perfect for the next couple of weeks is to eat it on my daughter & son-in-law’s dock…actually their neighbours…but they let us enjoy ourselves.
    Thanks for sharing a great dish with Presto Pasta Nights and check back Friday for the roundup.

  4. This looks like the kind of thing I’ll enjoy after an hour on my exercise bike! The scenery isn’t as interesting, but I’m always hungry when I finish a biking session. And I’m really into pasta salads now, with herbs from my garden.

  5. Tanna, maybe with the gas prices high people will start thinking alternatives! It’s a great way to get around, plus eliminates the need for a gym!
    Toni, Minnesota was pretty good about bike paths, and as long as you stay on them it’s safe… don’t deviate, though haha! About the salad, thanks, it’s one of my favorites!
    Thanks, Ruth, oh sweet of you to say that! Picnics on the dock are wonderful! At sunset?!?
    Lydia, I ride my exercise bike most days – and read trashy novels while I’m doing it… and, yes, I’m starving when I finish! Herb gardens are great!

  6. A wonderful post. Cheered me up on this grey afternoon.
    The salad looks beautiful!

  7. Lucy, Sesame oil really adds the right flavor…but I’m rather partial to walnut as well…
    Wendy, glad to be of service!
    Merci, Betty!

  8. HI
    What a simple little salad looks so tasty would be a good one for lunch on the boat. Interesting…I like the thought of red beans with the Asian flavour

  9. Gilli, lunch on the boat…. I miss lunch on the boat…. I miss the boat! and the lake!
    Chris, it is good, she says, modestly!

  10. That salad looks really good. With the beans and pasta it looks hearty enough to be a meal by itself.