Tag Archives: Salads

For the Love of Quinoa!

My son has a multitude of phrases that he will use rather than curse. I appreciate this, really, because at times I have the mouth of a truck driver and our relationship is such that I can say, “I know … Continue reading

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Wheat Berry Apple Salad: Hearty, fresh, and you always end up wanting more

I DVR’d Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern the other day.  Thomas and I sat down to watch it and I couldn’t remember for the life of me WHY I wanted him to see it.  He wasn’t too impressed with the … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Dill and Garlic Scapes

It’s the first second week of July (yes, this is how long it’s taken me to write this post) and we just held our sixth annual farm tour here in sunny, humid and oppressively hot Orange County.  Ordinarily we would be … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Main Dish Salad

or…. they eat flowers, don’t they? I do, for sure. In fact, at this time of year, when our homegrown onions are sprouty and bound for the compost heap, I get antsy for all things allium.  I’m starting to panic … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Homemade Croutons

I grew up on store-bought croutons from a box. I sprinkled them atop iceberg lettuce in a turquoise Tupperware bowl and doused the mess with bottled French dressing. The rest of the family was content with homemade ‘Russian’ dressing: mayo, … Continue reading

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Didja hear the one about the fresh mozzarella?

He was two-timing the tomatoes with <gasp> ROASTED PEPPERS! Yeah, I know, I KNOW! Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil compose the quintessential summer salad.  But sometimes a girl gets a little tired of tomatoes. Lest lightning strike me dead … Continue reading

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I Fell Off the Meat Wagon

A few weeks back, as he does most every week, Thomas ‘worked’ the Ringwood Farmers Market with me.  It’s a good thing, too, because I needed his smiling face and skinny-armed hugs.   By the time I arrived I was … Continue reading

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Frostbite Asparagus

So you saw how asparagus grows in one of my previous posts.  What you DIDN’T see was the look on The Boy’s face when he tasted a piece of said veggie. I’m just not quick enough to capture some of … Continue reading

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I Snoop, Therefore I’m Inspired

This weekend was pretty slow at markets.  I’m going with the ‘everyone is having fun away while we’re stuck working’ theory.  So I had some time to chit-chat with customers and that was helpful because we had a new veggie this week: … Continue reading

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Retreating from Progress

Eat Local and Eat Seasonal are inescapable buzzwords these days.  They are all over the news and for the most part we all think that style of eating is a great thing, right?  Well, yeah – until we’re just ‘dying’ for … Continue reading

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