I still have a few salad recipes to post this summer. Unlike last summer, when we had no lettuce, this year we were inundated.
We ate it as fast as we could.
Considering the heat waves currently encompassing most of my world, I thought an easy salad would be appreciated.
I would be more sympathetic to the heat in the … Continue reading.....
I’m cautiously optimistic about the potager.
I seemed to have kept the rabbits out so far, so my lettuce sets are full size ad we are enjoying early salads.
A few of the onions have bolted, due to the cold, damp spring…. but only a few and the weather seems to be warming.
The slugs have been nibbling on the … Continue reading.....
No, the bones in my nose are not broken, but, apparently, I am losing my ability to discern scents.
More about that later….
After a few days of hot weather the temperatures have settled back down to normal and my lettuces are still doing well. I predict at least another week of serious salad eating.
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Olives and capers add so much flavor to an easy salad.
Actually, they add tons of flavor to almost anything and are one of my pantry staples.
The chicken is marinated for however long it takes you to get the rest of the salad organized.
Then put chicken on the grill, pour a glass of wine and relax until it’s … Continue reading.....
Finally we have a sunny day.
I was out working in the garden and I could almost see the plants stretching and straining towards the sun.
A salad seemed to be in order for this post – as well as a repeat of the salad dressing primer I posted a few years ago.
Summer is upon us – time to … Continue reading.....
Lemon marinated chicken and a lemony Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, give this salad a fresh, citrus flavor.
Use any greens that are in season, but I especially like multi-colored Romaine for this.
Lemon Chicken Salad
Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 5 tbs fresh lemon juice
- 3 tbs olive oil
- lettuce – enough for
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I have a book called "How To Repair Food" It's a well-written little book full of mostly useful and often humorous kitchen tips.
Useful: to revitalize stale bread: plunge an entire loaf (or rolls) into cold water for just an instant; then bake on a cookie sheet at 350F for 10 minutes.
Humorous: for … Continue reading.....
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Sacré Bleu! Has it happened? Have I become French? Can one just wake up one morning and be a different person than the night before?
Let's consider the evidence:
Am I fluent in French? Non, just the other day I commented on how lovely the flowers would look under the table. (As opposed to the more … Continue reading.....