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this ain’t yer mama’s turnip: braised turnips, onions & carrots

It’s hard to make turnips sexy. They’re beige, rooty things without a whole lot of star power. When they’re on the table they’re relegated to the sidelines and rarely make the main event. Hardly anyone comes away from a meal…

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the magic salad: fresh corn & black bean salad

Friday evening meals at our house are usually of the uncomposed variety. Especially in the summer and even more so when the weather is hot and we’re extra tired from a long day of work. There’s lots of languishing and…

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simple caesar salad – no raw eggs required

Caesar salads are something that I associate with being 18 or 19 years old. It was the sure thing I’d order when eating dinner out with a group of friends on a Friday night. A caesar salad and a gigantic…

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braised greens with almonds and an egg on top

Our CSA is off to a slow start this year. I knew what to expect since last year things were the same – relatively small bins until the harvest really kicks into high gear. When I made this Vancouver was…

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millet, lentil & beet salad

When I discovered millet, I was instantly smitten. Along with millet, this salad is full of lentils, crisp vegetables and beets…roasted and sweetened, staining everything in their path. I’m certain my mom would love this salad and if she was alive and well, I’d email her the recipe. Instead, I’ll post it here as it’s wonderful, hearty and makes a great dinner on a hot night or would be ideal to take to a picnic or bbq. C’est delicieux!

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broccoli crunch slaw

I’m pretty proud of the above meal. It was whipped up in about 30 minutes and it used up a lot of perishables in our fridge. This meal was a great clean-out-the-fridge-cuz-we’re-heading-on-holiday fare. It’s true that the grits weren’t going…

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feta & lime cabbage slaw

If you search by the tag “cabbage” on my blog, you’ll end up with pages of results. What can I say except that I’m enamored with this lowly vegetable. And while I do enjoy braising the dickens out of cabbage,…

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make like it’s spring: bowties with spinach & asparagus

If you live somewhere that already feels like summer, maybe you can just stop reading right now and go outside and enjoy a sunny patio somewhere. Maybe it already feels like springtime in your part of the world. How nice…

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