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Flower Salad

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I’m an enthusiastic but lazy gardener with a challenging backyard vegetable patch. To put it plainly, by the end of August, all my greens have either bolted (i.e. gone to seed) or been eaten by the neighborhood woodchuck, the tomato and cucumber vines are drying up, and most everything else has been swallowed by weeds. But […]

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Best Friends: Grapefruit and Avocado

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Some of the most inspired salads are based on a simple but sublime pairing – tomato and basil, chickpea and lemon, apple and peanut, pear and gorgonzola. This salad is no exception, though the pair I have in mind might surprise you: avocado and grapefruit. The grapefruit is sweet and assertive, the avocado, rich and […]

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Zen and the Art of Cucumber

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Believe it or not cucumber is a type of squash harvested far before reaching maturity. Cucumbers don’t take kindly to cooking, nor do they ripen into anything worth eating (as anyone who has grown them in their backyard garden can attest) but ply these young greenies with a little salt and they become as addictive […]

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A Big Salad for a Big Meal

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I know that salad is not a traditional Thanksgiving dish but I swear by it. When the table is loaded with rich foods in the brown, orange, and yellow end of the spectrum, everything baked, mashed, whipped with butter, a simple but special salad – light, fresh, crunchy, green – serves as a frame to […]

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Kimchi Apple Salad

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This salad is so simple to make and so satisfying to eat. It comes up in regular circulation on my lunchtime table, with slight variations according to what ingredients I have on hand. The basic equation is this: mild crunchy greens plus peanuts and kimchee equals delicious. This version has a few additions. Let me […]

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