Monthly Archives: July 2010

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad!

Poor iceberg lettuce – it is the laughing stock of the lettuce family. The red-headed stepchild, the black sheep, the embarrassment. Once the mainstay of weeknight dinner salads across the nation, iceberg lettuce has fallen so out of favor that it is now an overpriced novelty at a health food store. Did you know that […]

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Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

This may be the perfect summer salad. It is a refreshing departure from your standard lettuce-based get-up. (Also great, but sometimes a departure is needed!) There are only four ingredients: salty, intense feta and prosciutto; soft, faintly sweet, crunchy fennel; and bright, summery, crisp-sweet watermelon. That, with some lemon juice, cracked pepper, and salt is […]

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Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon is one of those fruits whose flavor is pretty much perfect as is, which makes sorbet the perfect vehicle, allowing the fruit to take front and center. It’s kind of like a frozen agua fresca. Enjoy it as a palate cleanser between courses, or as a light dessert when it is still 80 degrees […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Besides a slight dearth in posts, there was little evidence here of my complete surrender to World Cup mania for its month-long run during June and July. Allegiances shifted from match to match, unwavering for the US, but here rooting for Mexico, there Ghana. (Always for the underdog!) By the time of the final match […]

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Summer Pickles: Dilly Green Beans

Dilly Green Bean Pickles

Pickled green beans have been on my to-do list for a coon’s age. Finally, finally, it’s been done! Now, we just need a well-made Bloody Mary with which to enjoy them. Or a sunny afternoon and a picnic spread on a blanket with a good book. Green Bean Pickles1 lb. green beans1 1/4 cup white […]

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