Category Archives: salads

Summer blew in faster than gale force winds! It seems like we were just sipping mint juleps for the derby, and now we’re lighting citronella candles next to the BBQ. I love summer weather, but can’t say I enjoy cooking in the heat (and most kitchens in southern CA don’t have A/C). Every June I create new recipes requiring…

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Sometimes you just have to go BIG, and recently at a family party this proved true with the menu. When ordering the food (over-ordering the food), it was somehow miscalculated that everyone in attendance might need a metric ton of shrimp cocktail. Luckily for all involved, there was an abundance of fresh shrimp remaining, and…

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What is your favorite part of the day? For me it can vary, but dinner is usually involved somehow. A meal seems so inconsequential, but to create a dish and turn it into a social occasion—there’s nothing better this time of year. I feel summer meals should be fresh & light (but not light on…

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It’s official—it’s SUMMER! We should be in Hawaii; doesn’t that sound nice? Ahhh, I can see it now . . . a cold Mai Tai in my hand, lei around my neck, and some Hawaiian macaroni salad on my plate (very picturesque). Now macaroni salad may not epitomize tropical, but it sure does taste good….

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It’s already Good Friday, and it finds me putting together my meal plan for Easter weekend! Spring brings us many welcomed vegetables, and at the farmer’s market this past Sunday, I decided to focus on some English peas I came across. These little pods are going to be the perfect side dish for Sunday. I…

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