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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Last night was a chopped "antipasto" salad: romaine, radish, cuke, tomato, cubes of summer sausages and cheeses, lots of chopped giardineira (pickled cauli, carrot, celery red peppers), with a dressing made with some giardineira juice and olive oil. It was really crunchy and tasty for a hot summer night, and made a little bit of protein go a very long way.
Tonight out with my former neighbor who is in town for business -- omakase at that great sushi place we found, cannot wait!

about 2 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

that is a thing of beauty, it truly is...

about 3 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

always a good addition!!

about 3 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

gorgeous rolls!!

about 3 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

looks gorgeous!

about 3 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

That sounds great, I'm going to try that soon. There is a Jamie Oliver recipe with pork tenderloin and rhubarb that I love, which is similarly savory. Link: http://www.glenwoodguesthouse.com/mai...

about 5 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

sounds delish!

about 5 hours ago
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Boston/Cambridge Trip report

Great report, very interesting reading. Thanks for taking the time. Glad you had a good trip!

1 day ago
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Salad Dressing: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for July 2014

I made a batch of realtors garlic-buttermilk dressing yesterday. http://www.food.com/recipe/the-realto... It is very tasty even if one is too lazy to go out into the heat and pick the herbs; even better with herbs of course. For some reason this batch tasted too vinegary so I added a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt and then it was great. Had it on a chef's salad last night. It is also great on BLT or BLAT salads. I think you could add crumbled blue cheese to great effect although I never have.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

We are in a stretch of HHH* weather here so another salad looms tonight. I may repeat last night's chef's salad but adding herbs to the leftover garlic-buttermilk dressing, or I may do a chopped antipasto-type salad, but one thing is for sure: no heat source will be turned on.

* hazy, hot and humid

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

sounds tasty if improper. so there.

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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

purty as a picture!!!

2 days ago
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Swordfish recipes

I love it grilled with just a bit of oil, then topped with homemade tapenade. I use this Silver Palate recipe, using a few more anchovies instead of the tuna. http://www.food.com/recipe/tapenade-f...

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I decided to cut down on screen time partway into my vacation so I have missed two WFD threads. :( I will say again, Mid-Coast Maine is a CH paradise for vacation, between the farmers markets and the restaurants. Put it on your list (scenery and things to do also top-notch).
Tonight was a lovely chef's salad, with romaine, radishes, cukes and tomatoes, dressed with the realtor's buttermilk-garlic dressing, and topped with bits and pieces of cured meats and cheeses from various FM forays during vacation.

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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

totally works for me, was just trying to stick with the guidelines. :)

Jul 21, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

agree! (even though I loved pickle month)

Jul 21, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

agreed, see my comment above

Jul 21, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

I think the nomination last month was for GRILLED BURGERS -- method of prep plus ingredient, right? And I actually think it might have been for grilled hamburgers but if we make it grilled burgers it way opens up the possibilities. So I propose GRILLED BURGERS.
ETA: grilling on the grill pan would totally count.

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

I hate when they do that...

Jul 15, 2014
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Salad Dressing: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for July 2014

A big spoonful of yogurt stirred into the leftover dressing definitely improved it -- and 2 days after making still delicious. I see a lot of this in my future, so easy, so tasty, so refreshing as LN says.

Jul 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Sounds tasty. Did they scream very loud? ;)

Jul 15, 2014
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Thanks, fX2, that looks yummy and I LOVE the idea of purple kohlrabi in there!! Agree on making it ahead -- I bet it would stay crispy and yummy for 2-3 days.

Jul 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Glad your knee will be taken care of but really sorry to hear about the cancelled vacation and travel insurance snafu. I hope you can appeal their decision.

Jul 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

That all really sounds good Gio!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

that is great news bz!!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

that looks so good and i'll bet the leftovers are even better! so impressed you made your own pita!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

oooh, deets on the kohlrabi slaw, please? it's my new favorite veg...

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

yum!!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

me too :)

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

That looks SO GOOD!! How is your toe?

Jul 14, 2014
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