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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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Secret Beet Salad with Tofu

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When I opened the refrigerator and found half a head of red leaf lettuce, a few leaves of kale, one beet root gone soft, several carrots, a couple of celery ribs, a brick of tofu, and a few sprigs of dill, this salad was born. Setting the lettuce aside, I chopped the kale into ribbons, […]

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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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