Sautéed Romaine Lettuce with Parmesan

20190504_195220I’m no fan of the “wilted salad” trend.  There’s a reason why most salad greens are served cold.  But every so often it’s okay to make an exception.

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Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

_20180830_165320It was sometime in the early 90’s, with some people I don’t remember, at a restaurant somewhere in Berkeley.  Alcohol may be responsible for the vague memory.  Shhhh… don’t tell my mom.

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Greek Summer Salad with Anchovies

20180629_115755There are few tasks when visiting family in Greece that I enjoy as much as going to the λαïκη (lye-ee-KEE), the farmer’s market.  There you will find the ripest, most colorful produce, buckets of olives, slabs of feta, and the freshest seafood and meats.  I drool walking past each display.

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Storing Leafy Greens

20180220_074735Shocking but true, I don’t always have time to go harvest my leafy greens before each and every meal, nor the desire.  And sometimes, I have to “cheat” and buy my goodies from the store (insert fake gasp here).  Continue reading Storing Leafy Greens

Winter Spinach Salad

20180115_162453Sometimes in winter I’ll have the foolish notion that I miss summer.  And why not?  Days filled with eating warm, summer fruit right off the tree, swimming in the pool with the kids, harvesting fresh tomatoes and peppers.  Then I remember the week long stretches of 110+ F heat.  Oh yeah, that’s why I don’t miss summer.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

20180115_164323Okay, say the following in the voice of an upset three year old: I can do it myself!  This was (still is?) me throughout much of my life.  I would say ask my mom, but please don’t.  She’ll be a little too happy to share stories.

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