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ITALIAN MARINATED ZUCCHINI AND TOMATO SALAD

As I type this, (8:00 am in the morning)  the temperature out side is 30 degrees Celsius/about 86 degrees Fahrenheit. It will only get hotter by 4:00 pm.  In my neck of the woods that is hot, and it is not due to let up any time soon!

On a positive note, we have had the [...]

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THAI BROCCOLI SALAD

This might be my new favorite salad….so good!  We have a deli downtown that makes a very good Thai Broccoli Salad, which I will often have for lunch when I am at work.  One day, I decided to ask them for the recipe…thinking they probably would not give it to me, however, it never hurts [...]

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MARINATED VEGETABLE SALAD

This past week has been very busy for me at work.  Usually I will pack a lunch with me, which I did this particular day.  I ended up working an extra 3 hours this day which I had not anticipated, so I stopped by a deli to buy a vegetable salad.  Dang….it was awful.  Big [...]

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MARINATED GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH A COMPOUND BUTTER AND A GREEK VINAIGRETTE

Mercy…this was heaven on a plate.  Seriously, seriously supreme deliciousness happening here.

Recently, I met a lovely woman who mentioned she was getting ready to harvest her garlic, and would I like to buy some?  Oh yes indeed!  Just check this out:

In my world this is a thing of true beauty.  Then this kind lady also [...]

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A COLORFUL MARINATED TOMATO BASIL SALAD

Oh how I live for summer!  This is such a simple, beautiful, and tasty salad to have during the summer.  Using yellow and red tomatoes gives this salad such vibrant color. The key to this salad is to marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator, then remove from the fridge to come to [...]

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A FEW IDEAS USING GARLIC SCAPE PESTO

We are in love with this new Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe.  I can’t wait to get back to the Farmer’s Market to get more of these delicious garlic scapes.  It is a short window, so I am hoping there will still be some available.  First we had the Marinated Chicken dinner with this Pesto served [...]

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CHIMICHURRI AIOLI COLESLAW

This recipe came about as a result of having leftovers.  I can’t bear to throw away food.  There were two egg yolks in the fridge, leftover Chimichurri Sauce, a lowly quarter of a cabbage – all needing to be used up.  I always said I would never make homemade Mayonnaise or Aioli, because I always [...]

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A BEAUTIFUL DRESSING FOR STEAMED VEGETABLES

This side dish was delectable…if you love Greek Salad this is for you.  I have never done a post on Greek Salad before, firstly, because I don’t make the traditional Greek Salad, and secondly, it is too simple to post.    This past week, we have been using up the last of the garden tomatoes, and [...]

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BEAN SALAD WITH ITALIAN DRESSING

I found this delicious sprouted organic bean mix at Costco the other day, and was pleasantly surprised. They are delicious – so versatile too.  These would be lovely in soups, or stews….I am thinking up new recipes as I write this!  It makes me really happy to see more and more organic, healthy foods available [...]

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HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

The first time I made homemade Ranch dressing, it was good, but I still felt the need to tweek the recipe.  What a lovely dressing this turned out to be!  Most recipes call for buttermilk, I used Kefir milk and it turned out great.

1 Tblsp. finely diced shallot

1 finely minced garlic clove

2 Tblsp. finely chopped [...]