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Tabouli, or tabbouleh, is essentially a parsley salad. There is a little bit of bulgar wheat in it but the parsley is intended to be the star and carry the day. David Lebovitz even did a post about it about a month ago on his blog and you can see that it’s basically just a […]

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There’s nothing like a cold pasta salad on a hot summer day. But, as much as I love mayonnaise mixed into regular old tuna fish or hard boiled eggs I really rebel against it when it’s mixed with pasta. It just doesn’t work for me so I tend not to make many cold pasta salads.

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I’ve made spinach pesto for you before. So, this recipe may seem oddly redundant, but changing the cheese changes so much that this version has a flavor all of it’s own that is distinctly different from the original.

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I knew that I was going to have to serve something along side the tea sandwiches but I struggled for a while to think of what it should be. I knew I wanted it to involve a vegetable to balance out all those carbs from the bread, but I didn’t want to make a salad, […]

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Tea Sandwiches

Last Friday my daughter, Evelyn, graduated from Kindergarten.  To celebrate we had a tea party with a sliver tea pot, tea sandwiches, and red velvet cake. It was great and choosing which tea sandwiches to make was a lot of fun. From what I’ve gleaned there are some pretty traditional tea sandwiches like cucumber or […]

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I know, I know, you must be thinking, “quiche again?” I’ve only given you about six different kinds by now… but… would you buy that this one’s different? Look, if you run with it, I promise to lay off with the quiches for a while… promise.

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If you’ve never eaten quinoa because it sounds too new-agey or unfamiliar you’ve got to get on the bandwagon with this grain. It is fast to cook, full of flavor, and it’s nutritional values will knock your socks off.

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A few weeks ago I had a lovely walk and picnic lunch with my friend Amy. The heart of that lunch was a simple sauteed broccolini that she made. It was so good it’s been haunting me ever since.

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A few weeks ago my friend Susan posted on her blog a broccoli quiche. It looked good. Good enough that Evelyn took one look at it and said, “Can you make that?” You know me by now, right? See if you can guess what happened.

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Have I mentioned that I’ve developed a deathly fear of letting things go to waste? Well, recently my parents, before going out of town for a bit, gave me a bunch of random things from their fridge so that they wouldn’t (say it with me) go to waste. I felt compelled to do something with […]

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