Pesto Potato Salad; more canal

Easy Pesto Potato Salad

This is another simple, easy recipe. Or not. I planted my basil along the edge of my potager, as I always do. This year the winter squash went crazy and before I could stop the squash my basil was totally covered in huge leaves. I accepted defeat and planted a few pots by the pool … Continue reading…

Tomato, Cucumber Salad; picnics

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I may have mentioned, once or twice, that it’s been a strange summer. It’s been cooler and wetter than recent summers, which has made my vegetable production…. unpredictable. I finally have tomatoes. They started ripening, slowly, a few weeks ago and are now producing multitudes daily. I’m making soup with the big, gnarly ones; peeling, … Continue reading…

Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad; a simple dish

Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad

I was looking through some photos this morning, trying to work out some facts for myself. We all know that memory can be selective, mistaken, and warped by our own perceptions. Being an impatient person who is always in a hurry, I wanted to know if my garden recollections were correct. This year, for example, … Continue reading…

Cherry Tomato Salad with Garlic; garden woes

Tomato & Garlic Salad

I plant 16 tomato plants: 3 Romas used for tomato sauce in the winter, 11 various colors of medium to large tomatoes used for eating, and 2 cherry tomatoes used while I patiently wait for the rest. It’s not that I don’t like cherry tomatoes… I do. I just prefer the larger ones. My neighbor, … Continue reading…

Summer Squash Salad II; tomatoes

Summer Squash Salad

i make 2 different cucumber salads, why not 2 different summer squash salads? Blame it on boredom or desperation, your choice. The other Summer Squash Salad is made with fresh lemon and fresh herbs and no salting. This one is made like my mother’s Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad…. which is also the reason I made it. … Continue reading…

Three Bean Salad; cat tales

Bean Salad

I grew up in a small town, population 288. In a small town everyone knows everything about everybody. They all knew I liked candy bars, fresh green beans, and dogs; and I hated chocolate covered cherries. I had the paper route so they probably knew more about me than the other 5 kids that lived … Continue reading…

Coleslaw, Tangy Dressing; memories

Tangy Cabbage Salad

This is my favorite cabbage salad.  It’s light, crisp, crunchy and keeps well so I can make a big batch and enjoy it for a few days (if I hide some of it in the back of the fridge). I posted this a few years ago – but, it’s summer, the temperatures are rising and … Continue reading…