Category Archives: salad


Salads are a great no-heat dinner option during these oh so hot evenings we’ve been having lately. Noodle bowls¬†are one of my favorite warm-weather Vietnamese foods (the other being a banh mi sandwich) and I was pleasantly surprised at how … Continue reading

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it’s a dilly

Need a light salad for your next potluck or grill dinner? Here’s a refreshing cucumber dill salad coming your way. It’s light on the vinegar, but has tons of flavor from the copious amounts of dill. The longer it sits, … Continue reading

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food finds

Do you ever get something new– a kitchen tool or gadget or a new ingredient– and then constantly find ways to use it? Well, I recently got a fancy schmancy new paring knife and wow! a sharp knife really makes … Continue reading

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salad in a jar

These salads were all the rage awhile back (at least according to Pinterest), but I thought I’d share two salads in jars that I’ve enjoyed lately. You might be wondering why the jar… First of all, these are great for … Continue reading

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fennel for the win

Perhaps you’re about ready to disregard this post because you hate fennel. I would have, too, a few months ago. You see, I hated fennel. It tastes like licorice and that’s kind of gross coming from anything other than a … Continue reading

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take two

This is a light and lovely dish for these last dog days of summer. It’s a bit of a riff on an old favorite, sesame noodles as well as the peanut-y dipping sauce I recently made for spring rolls. You … Continue reading

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cool hand cuke

I’m always looking for quick and easy vegetable side dishes for our dinners. In the colder months, it’s pretty easy to throw veggies in the oven to roast. But in the summer, I hate turning the oven on, so veggies … Continue reading

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