Archive for the ‘Salads’ Category

Hot and Cold Pasta Salad

In Pasta, Salads on November 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

I love the American system of determining one’s age. You are allowed to stick to your previous age until you hit your birthday, and you don’t turn one until you live outside of your mother’s womb for a whole year.

Now, compare it to Korean age reckoning … [read more]

From Burp and Slurp

Roasted Chickpeas and Heirloom Tomatoes

In Beans and Legumes, Fruits, Salads, Snacks, Vegetables on September 23, 2009 at 10:11 am


By now, you’ve probably heard about the blight that has ravaged this summer’s tomato crop all over the Northeast. Called “late blight,” this pernicious, highly contagious fungus is the same disease responsible for the Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s. It’s no laughing matter … [read more]

From Sweet Amandine

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Prosciutto on Focaccia

In Fruits, Meat, Salads, Snacks on September 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm


The air is getting brisk, and the summer is coming to an end. What is also coming to an end is the honeymoon period of my life in the restaurant. I need to get back to reality, which means not drinking massive quantities every night, and getting to bed before 4am. This is not a sustainable lifestyle if I actually want to get good at cooking … [read more]

From Anticiplate

Farmers Market Three Cucumber Salad

In Salads, Vegetables on September 16, 2009 at 11:54 am


Bumping into a friendly foodie at my local farmers market, I notice her hands full of little yellow orbs. I thought they were mini-squashes but she says, no, they’re lemon cucumbers — and she loves to eat them out of hand, sprinkled with a little salt … [read more]

From Pen & Fork

Cold Sesame Noodle Salad with Ginger and Chili

In Salads, Vegetables on September 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm


I have bad habits just like anyone and two of them drive my husband nuts. First, I have a tendency to leave glasses all over the apartment because I forget where they are and can’t find them when I want a drink. He’s been trying to break me of this habit for years. We even tried picking a “special spot” where I could leave the glasses so I wouldn’t forget where they were – but then I forgot where the special spot was. Second, I’m a hopeless pack-rat when it comes to food magazines … [read more]

From Baking and Books

Kate’s Mom’s Potato Salad

In Salads on September 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm


If you had asked me a week ago if I liked potato salad, I probably would have done some type of combination eye roll with a detestable smirk to show you in no uncertain terms how much I really can’t be bothered with all that cold potato with mayo and god knows what else kind of food that is everywhere this time of year.

And oh, I would have been so wrong but really, give me a moment to get you up to speed on the saga of Potato Salad In My Life. I’m sure when I’m done you’ll understand the reason behind that particular face I was prone to making … [read more]

From Kate in the Kitchen

Lemon Mint Potato Salad with Green Beans

In Salads, Vegetables on September 8, 2009 at 8:56 pm


I’m not sure why, but I’ve been rather shy about mint in my cooking career. Did I have a traumatic experience with mint at some point in my life? The overdose on wintergreen Life Savers that I went through as a child? Why has mint not been forefront in my culinary dishes?

I haven’t an answer, but as of late, I seem to be making up for lost time on the mint appreciation. It’s been all over the place … [read more]

From Kate in the Kitchen

Falafel with a Tahini Yogurt Sauce and a Minty Tabouleh

In Beans and Legumes, Salads, Sauces and Dips on September 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

falafel and tahini

There are many reasons why I love going to visit my parents in Dubai – the main one, of course, is seeing my parents and brother! But also on the top of my list is the food – the Arabic food to be exact … [read more]

From What’s For Lunch, Honey?

Blueberry Corn Salad

In Fruits, Salads, Vegetables on August 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

blueberry corn salad

A few days ago, early last Saturday morning to be precise, Sean and I had a complete breakdown in communication.

We were at the Farmer’s Market, me with one perched on my hip and another clasping my hand, and Sean across the way. It was a busy morning, so while our boys snacked on their standard sample from the nearby bakery, Sean waded into the current of people to gather our purchases … [read more]

From Seven Spoons