grapes

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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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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Not Your Average Chicken Salad

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First of all, it’s not your average chicken. I eat meat so rarely that when I go out of my way for it, which I do when my body sends up a persistent yearning, I go for the best. A label that says “free-range” or “natural” will not sway me when what I really want […]

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Chickpea’s Best Friend: Tahini-Lemon Dressing

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This is a tangy, wholesome, oil-free dressing, as delicious as it is versatile, and very easy to make. Great over any green salad, steamed greens, and especially felafel (stay tuned for an easy homemade felafel recipe, by the way). Today I drizzled mine over a spinach, sweet Vidalia onion, chickpea, and black grape salad. I […]

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