Salad Shirazi

Salad Shirazi is a classic Persian salad. Fresh vegetables, mint and lime. Perfect for when garden tomatoes are plentiful. The tomatoes share center stage with cucumbers, but you can’t beat the tomatoes for colorful lushness. The result is a light, refreshing salad. Enjoy! Salad Shirazi 2 medium cucumbers, diced (~2 cups) (from the garden) 2…

Cold Cucumber Salad

One of the treats we get in our CSA basket is locally grown english cucumbers. I loved pickles and pickling things, so I decided to try a riff on Trisha Yearwood’s cucumber salad. As usual, the pickling liquid cooked up really fast, but it also created a great design in the pot. Check it out –…

Andalusian Gazpacho & Catalan Vegetable Paella

Tonight’s dinner brought me back to my trip with my daughters to Barcelona last November.  Or, should I say, MAKING tonight’s dinner brought me back to our cooking class in Barcelona. I even used the recipe for gazpacho that Emily made that night. But tonight we served it in glasses. As our main meal I…

Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad

Midsummer + garden = tomato cucumber salads = heaven! This one got the added benefit of baby red onions from the garden as well. The onions were added as part of a greek feta dressing. This salad makes a great side dish for a light summer dinner, such as with the zucchini kuku below. Tomato, Cucumber…

Korean-style Cucumber Salad

While cucumbers are plentiful in my garden we enjoy refreshing cucumber salads  (my son just eats the cukes straight up). I was making Korean grilled chicken skewers for dinner, so of course we needed a Korean-style cucumber salad. By the way, the dakkochi (skewered chicken) was delicious.  Click here for the recipe from Closetcooking.  I…

Lentils With Cucumbers, Chard, And Poached Egg

I wasn’t feeling well today; I spent much of it asleep. My stomach had been unsettled for a few days, but today food was not appealing to me and I was dizzy.  So my plans for our dinner needed to change. I decided eggs would be good for me, and for some reason I was…

Garden Bounty Israeli Couscous Salad

I love Israeli couscous, the texture is so much fun! I couldn’t wait to mix in the veggies from my garden to create a salad. I went a little overboard though.  I had just harvested some carrots and decided to include those as well. But they were just a bit too crunchy, the texture did…

Corn Gazpacho

It’s hot, I don’t want to cook, I don’t want a salad, but I have a lot of veggies on hand, even some fresh corn from a local farmer. So I pull out my blender and throw it all in… The color doesn’t look so pretty, but the taste makes up for it.  A refreshing lunch……

Fattoush

There is a middle eastern restaurant near my daughter’s university…Ali Baba in Newark, DE. It is one of my favorite places to eat. They have many delicious dishes, but somehow, whenever I go there I have to order the fattoush.  Fattoush is a middle eastern bread salad, and I think I am addicted to it….

Cool Cucumber Salad – Kid Friendly

The cucumbers are coming in almost faster than we can eat them, which is shocking since everyone in the house loves cucumbers. The most frustrating thing for me is that cucumbers like to hide in the garden.  No matter how diligent I think I am in searching for cucumbers, I always end up with a few…