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Pasta Salad with Kale and Red Beans

When we lived in the South, every potluck had about four plates of deviled eggs and at least two banana puddings. Here in the Northwest, whenever we go to a barbecue where people bring sides there are about 15 kale … Continue reading

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Salad Days

We’re having a lazy summer, at least post wise. We’ve been revisiting a number of our favorite recipes to use up garden produce and we’ve been eating a lot of salads. Lots and lots of salads. Having some nice cold … Continue reading

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Warm Pear Salad

We concocted this on a day so cold, we even wanted our salad to warm us up. Warm Pear Salad 1 bosc pear, thinly sliced and cored (Peeled or unpeeled) 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp fig jam 4 oz blue … Continue reading

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Green Tomato and Buttermilk Salad Dressing

We hate the idea of throwing out green tomatoes. With the tomato plants finally pulled, we know it will be months before we see them again. But we also can’t fry them all. Some are simply too small. So we’ve … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: More Goodies from the Grill

Grilling in the summer is kind of torture in these parts. Sure you keep the house cooler, but you have to stand in triple-digit heat, or close enough to it. Here are some recipes that reward your suffering. Grilled Whole … Continue reading

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

This recipe is as cool as a… well you know. The recipe is made for two. If you’re cooking for more, just double or triple the ratios. Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 1/2 cups sliced baby cucumbers 1 baby onion, sliced … Continue reading

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Farro Salad

This is a great salad for early summer. Fresh vegetables really play up the nutty, rich flavor of farro. We can’t wait to make this again when we have fresh tomatoes. Farro Salad 1 cup farro 1/2 cup diced cucumber … Continue reading

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Lean, Mean and Green

We’re eating all the greens we can lately. It seems like they’re here and gone in a flash each year. Salads are an event in May and June when our arugula plant is going gangbusters — we made prosciutto pizza … Continue reading

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Avocado Salad Dressing

Avocados have been on sale a lot lately and we can’t seem to buy enough. This creamy dressing is great over kale especially. Avocado Salad Dressing 1/2 an avocado 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading

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