Category Archives: Salads

Tropical Lobster Salad

As you may have guessed, the ingredients that went into this salad are reflective of my winter habitat–South Florida.  This was the perfect light lunch, inspired by some of the many wonderful ingredients at my local farmers’ market. I’ve opted … Continue reading

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Salad of Kabocha Squash, Green Olives and Blue Cheese

This time of year, I can’t get enough of the sweet, rich flavor of winter squashes.  For any lover of butternut squash, kabocha is a revelation.  It’s sweeter and creamier than butternut, with a deeper orange interior. Because of its … Continue reading

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Insalata di Carciofi

This is a bright and very lemony salad, with shaved raw artichokes marinated in lots of lemon juice and olive oil–a few days is better than a few hours.  The arugula is then piled on and dressed with lemon juice … Continue reading

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Spring Vegetable Salad with Pecorino Sardo

This is a wonderful and hearty first course which showcases an assortment of spring vegetables with maximum effect.  It’s perfect for company, since all of the components can be prepped ahead, then assembled and dressed at the last moment.  Served … Continue reading

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Italian-Ate Bulgur Wheat Salad with Spring Vegetables

This is a spring variation of my Italian-Ate Tabbouleh, featuring the asparagus and fava beans that are starting to arrive in my local markets.  Bulgur is such a versatile and easy grain to prepare–simply soak in boiling water for 20 … Continue reading

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Pork Milanese, Florida-Style

   For a last-minute dinner for four, I ran to Publix with no preconceptions about what I’d cook, except that it had to be quick and not use too many (electric) burners at one time.  I went right to the … Continue reading

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Dinner for One–Salad with Roasted Peppers and Soppressata

  Soppressata is a natural with roasted peppers, in the same way anchovies are–they’re both very strong and salty, and pair beautifully with the sweetness of the peppers.  Last week at the farmers’ market, I bought some Florida red peppers–they … Continue reading

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Salad of Arugula, Purple Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

This salad could really be called “fall harvest” salad, because it takes full advantage of ingredients that are currently at their peak.  This arugula is bigger, heartier and fuller-flavored than in the summer.  All of the crucifers are bigger, greener and … Continue reading

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Salad of Spinach, Kabocha and Goat Cheese

Spinach is an amazingly resilient plant.  It grows (and thrives) even in snowfall.  Every year, I’m amazed to see it at our local farm stands, even in December.  Here on the east end of Long Island, the last farm stand … Continue reading

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Italian-Ate Tabbouleh

We’ve had a little snap of Indian summer this weekend and I still have lots of tomatoes ripening on my window sill.  I’ve discovered that this middle-eastern dish works just as well with farro as it does with bulghur wheat.  I like … Continue reading

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