Category Archives: sides

Zucchini Pie

It may be fall on the calendar, but it’s still summer in my kitchen.  As much as I’m looking forward to soups, braises and cider-based dishes, I just can’t go there while temps are in the mid 70s. And since … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea Pesto Crostini and Avocado Spread

Both of these nifty little appetizers are worth their weight in summer gold for the flavor of each far outweighs the difficulty in preparation.  Actually, even using the word difficulty is a misnomer.  Ease would be the word of choice … Continue reading

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Crispy Quinoa Salad

Once in a while, a feared kitchen disaster actually turns out to be a happy accident.  This is what occurred when I decided to make a post-cinco-de-mayo-party-fridge-freezer-clean-out-meal for my dad. He’s worth it. He arrived later in the day, garden … Continue reading

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Kale Salad

I’ve been trying to come up with a way to get back to this blog without explaining, because I’m sure it would bore you to tears, my absence.  The only inspiration I can come up with lately involves the food … Continue reading

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Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Ah, tradition.  I am firm believer.  For the past fifteen years, I have been fortunate enough to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in one of the prettiest towns in the north, with my favorite people on Earth, chez ma tante et … Continue reading

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Early Fall Ratatouille

Granted, I don’t have a really pretty picture (like chili, ratatouille doesn’t photograph extremely well) or a charming back story to accompany this impromptu post.  What I do have is a fantastic  recipe for what I often call “Late Summer Ratatouille”, … Continue reading

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Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad and Farmers’ Market Quesadilla

Last Tuesday I hit the Ypsi Farmers’ Market and came away with, not surprisingly, too many vegetables.  There were bright red tomatoes, small .25¢ cucumbers (and “lemon cucumbers” hmmm…), a basket of tiny and organic red peppers, perky red onions, and because … Continue reading

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Garlic Bread Panzanella

I thought about calling this post French Lessons on Stony Lake or Tapenade and Herbed Goat Cheese (stay with me here) before I had an unexpected and entirely welcome epiphany about garlic bread. Not long ago, a close friend of my mother’s, and … Continue reading

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Black Bean Mango Salad (I Mean Salsa) with Sherry Vinegar and Lime

I’ve been in an unsurprisingly not worky mood (see how that’s done?  Make up a word, put it in italics, then it’s ok) in the two weeks since I’ve become a self-professed, albeit temporary, woman of leisure.  It turns out that although … Continue reading

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Watermelon Salad

This is not the watermelon salad of our youth.  Wait a minute…I don’t think there was a watermelon salad of our youth.  We just ate watermelon. Straight up.  No accoutrements. You know what I mean. Well, times have changed, and while there was a … Continue reading

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