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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This month we are focusing on finding great salads.  The hot weather is here and what better way to cool down?  My carb loving kids will eat greens and discover just how great vegetables can be.  A great task in it self; however, our garden is their joy and they can't wait to eat anything freshly picked.  Time to plant some heat loving lettuce.

What is ready in our garden...
peaches (yum, picked the first one yesterday)
fava beans (we are going to try the leaves in a salad)
herbs galore

Our watermelon has blossoms!  We hope to have a melon or two, three, four or more this summer.

coming soon...

Food and Wine Annual 2010
* Tomato, Cucumber and Sweet Onion Salad with Cumin Salt
* Iceberg Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing   good
* Chopped Salad with Grapes and Mint
* Asian Pear Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese
* Spicy Chickpea Salad
* Green Goddess Chicken Salad
* Sobo Noodle Salad with Thai Red Curry Sauce
* Honey-Soy Sauce Chicken with Mache and Citrus Salad
**natchitoches meat pies eh would not make again
**mushroom soup with toasted bread

Celebrating Italy Carol Field
* Bread Salad Perfumed with Balsamic Vinegar
** pasta filled with ricotta and swiss chard very good
** gnocchi

Eating Well For Optimum Health Andrew Weil M.D.
* Middle Eastern Chopped Salad  very tasty
**hummus   good especially the tahini
**carrot cake
**frozen banana pie

The Fiddlehead Cookbook Nancy & John DeCherney, Deborah Marshall, Susan Brook
* Elizabeth's Chicken Salad great used freshly picked peaches

* Grilled Chicken Salad
* Warm Salmon Salad
**salmon wellington
**fettuccine alfredo
**saag panir
**onion buns wouldn't make again
**honey yogurt scones

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Ina Garten
* Curried Couscous excellent
* Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad
* Grilled Salmon Salad good, but my salmon was not so good
**roasted eggplant spread
**banana crunch muffin
**cranberry harvest muffin
**maple oatmeal scones

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