Category Archives: Salads

COOKING AHEAD: FIRST NIGHT IN FLORENCE SPAGHETTI REIMAGINED

I’m trying, I really am, to be better about taking lunch to work with me. I know, it sounds strange – I work in a hotel kitchen, and could certainly have lunch on any given day from banquet leftovers. But … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: SEARED AHI TUNA SALAD

  I know, by the calendar it’s Friday. But my workweek being what it is, this is technically my Thursday. So it’s still a school night. Confused? So am I. I’ve been out of town on business for a couple … Continue reading

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BRAISED ONION VINAIGRETTE and A LEFTOVER SALAD

Remember Mezzaluna Marinara?  Remember the onion that was fished out of the sauce once it had lusciously thickened and concentrated? The one I told you not to dare to throw away? Right, that onion. It absorbed all sorts of wonderful flavors during its … Continue reading

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GRASS-FED BEEF: THE LEFTOVERS

As I mentioned in a previous post about the many wonderful qualities of grass-fed beef, among them is that it is less “marbled” than feedlot beef, its fat being laid down around the muscle rather than throughout it.  And one of … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: GRILLED SALAD with CHILE-LIME SHRIMP

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The son and the daughter-in-law called every day from their Hawaii honeymoon. Of an afternoon it was while standing in the Pacific Ocean so I could hear the sound of the surf, and one morning to tell me that they’d … Continue reading

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PRE-REHEARSAL PANTRY PANZANELLA

“Congratulations! It’s a cake!” said the daughter as we finished the last tier and shoehorned it into the refrigerator.  She whipped cream in freezer-cold bowls while I brushed each layer with a brandied syrup and filled and iced them with … Continue reading

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SEVEN LAYER SALAD

I’m often asked if I really go home, after a day in a restaurant kitchen, and make dinner in my own.  Even after a day in July in a restaurant kitchen, when I swear I could bake a cake in the car … Continue reading

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REPURPOSED CHIX STIX with APPLE-SAVOY SLAW

Anyone can make something for dinner; it’s re-purposing the leftovers in a new way that makes things interesting.  When I made Coconut Chix Stix for dinner the other evening, I managed to restrain myself and had a couple left over. … Continue reading

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GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD AND A DISCOURSE ON KALE

I find I’m in somewhat of a frenzy these days over the abundance of local fresh produce practically everywhere.  The farmers market, sure.  But driving home one afternoon last week (a distance of perhaps 3 or 4 miles), I passed … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME PASTA SALAD, OR HOW I SPENT MY 4TH OF JULY

My bison-ranching friends invited me along to a picnic being held on a ranch owned by friends of theirs out south and east of where their own ranch is.  It was a spectacularly beautiful place, an abundance of wonderful food was arrayed … Continue reading

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