a trio of summer salads

Hey, who invited the ants?

Is it hot enough for you?

Now that we are well into the dog days of August, all I can think about is staying cool. Lots of lemonade, iced tea, fresh fruit, slushies and sorbet. We’ve been amusing ourselves with indoor picnics, enjoying our modest spoils in the comfort of air conditioning.

Summertime is salad time. We love them for lunch and dinner, and it’s nice that with just the two of us, one recipe will last several days. This past weekend we made three favorites: Fierce Bad Rabbit’s Carrot Raisin Salad, Sonoma Chicken Salad, and Pasta Salad with Creamy Pesto Sauce. Continue reading

sides, salads, and appetizers archive

Fierce Bad Rabbit’s Carrot and Raisin Salad

Thelma’s Corn Pudding (from Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook)

Korean Cucumber Kimchee (from my mother, Margaret)

Almanzo’s Fried Apples and Onions (from Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder)

Korean Japchae

Korean Chun (veggies fried in egg batter)

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Pasta Salad with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Sweet Potato-Apple Latkes

Coronation Chicken

Sweet Potato Fries (The Little Big Cookbook for Moms)