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Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

The hectic flurry of the holiday season is beginning to come to an end and today, New Year’s Day 2012, will be celebrated by spending as little time in the kitchen as possible…!  There remains a generous portion of roast pork loin in the fridge begging to be napped with a rich sauce the foundation of […]

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Vietnamese Shrimp and Glass Noodle Salad

As we write and reflect today, September 11, 2011, I can’t help but be reminded of what those of us who gathered for our 20th annual North & East Neighborhood Picnic experienced yesterday as we assembled together with old and new friends on the grassy lawn of our neighborhood park… community.  I well remember the […]

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Bleu Cheese Dressing

What’s in a salad?  For years we have been filling our salad bowl with a myriad of greens available to us here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The local markets have bins heaped with various mixes that may include oak leaf lettuce, baby spinach, wild arugula and baby romaine.  Within arm’s length are hearts […]

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Sesame Chicken and Noodle Salad with Crisp Garden Vegetables

Summer is drawing to a close with its unofficial end slated for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.  The good news, however, is that barbeques by the thousands will be fired up in backyards all across the country from East to West and North to South.  Everywhere the air will be filled with the enticing aromas […]

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Roasted Bell Pepper and Pasta Salad

Bell peppers have been referred to as the Christmas ornaments of the vegetable world.  Their beautiful bell shape featuring three or more lobes,  glossy skin and variety of vivid colors from green to red to purple to yellow and orange shout out festive excitement all twelve months of the year.  In spite of the varied palette all are […]

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Last night’s dinner was defined by leftovers tucked away in the recesses of the fridge.  A recent meal of Rotisserie Lemon-Garlic Chicken was the inspiration for a quick and easy Chinese chicken salad.  A quick perusal of the pantry confirmed that most of the necessary ingredients were at hand… a jar of Lee Kum Kee hoisin sauce, a […]

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Field Greens with Watermelon, Strawberries and Baked Goat Cheese

Three years ago we welcomed in the New Year by treating ourselves to an extravagant night at the St. Orres Inn in Gualala, a tiny town on the Mendocino coast of northern California.  The rustic Inn itself was built reflecting the significant early Russian influence along that segment of California’s Pacific coast.  It’s onion shaped domes beckon […]

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Crisp Fresh Romaine and Baby Arugula Salad… with a Twist

A generous garden salad is a mainstay at our table nearly every evening.  There is nothing quicker and easier than filling a large wooden bowl with a combination of chopped or torn salad greens and then adding whatever else happens to be in the produce drawer of the refrigerator.  We seem to always have on hand fresh white […]

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