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Asparagus and Pea Salad with Fried Shallots

This is a welcome departure from your every day greens and dressing. I was inspired by a fava bean/asparagus salad recipe in Bon Appetit.  The salad is served cold, but be sure to save the frying of the shallots for … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bon Bons for Kids, Rum Pecan Bon Bons for Grown Ups

  Here are two easy, quick, no-bake candies that make a bunch and please a crowd.  You can also make both of these vegan just by using a margarine like Earth Balance instead of butter. Peanut Butter Bon Bons have been … Continue reading

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Spiced Moroccan Yams

Canned yams are a thing of the past and should remain there.  Here is an easy, delicious, updated version for your Thanksgiving table sans marshmallows.  Serves 6 1/2 C. pitted dates, quartered 1 C. dried apricots, quartered 1/4 t. saffron … Continue reading

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Oven Dried Tomatoes

If you are like me you have way more tomatoes than you can eat this year.  Preserve your cherry tomatoes by drying them in a low oven.  Pack them in olive oil and store them in the fridge practically indefinitely.  … Continue reading

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Laurie’s Heirloom Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Happy Birthday Laurie!   This salad was inspired by one I ate 2 years ago at a Farm to Fork dinner with my friend Laurie.  It was her bachelorette dinner (happy-almost-2-year-annivesary, Laurie and Chad) and we all absolutely loved this … Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Herbs

This dish tastes like summer in a bowl!  Full of flavor and protein, this salad can be a main course or a tasty side dish.  This is perfect to make on a hot day since you can roast the eggplant … Continue reading

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Summer Borscht

Traditional borscht is made with a beef shank and cooked for hours until it’s rich and meaty.  Great for cold winter months, but too heavy for summer.  All the veggies in traditional borscht are in season now and can be … Continue reading

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Plum Salsa

This fresh salsa is bursting with flavor and takes about 5 minutes to make.  You can adjust the heat by adding the jalapeno with or without its ribs and seeds.  Serve this with grilled chicken or pork chops, or even … Continue reading

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Squash, Kale, and Barley Soup

This soup seems sort of hearty for this time of year but here in Portland we have been having some pretty dreary days.  I’ve said this before, but soup is my favorite thing to make.  I generally prefer smooth soups … Continue reading

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Spicy Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli is gorgeous at the farmer’s market right now, and so good for you! Did you know broccoli is a great source of calcium and can act as an anti-inflammatory?  This broccoli slaw makes a great accompaniment to burgers and … Continue reading

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