Posts Tagged: picnic

Crushed Olive Salad with Celery and Mint
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/crushed-green-olive-salad-with-celery-and-mint/
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Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe.  I am a big fan of good green olives and celery.  In fact, when I travel I always pack green olives and celery as

Crushed Olive Salad with Celery and Mint
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/crushed-green-olive-salad-with-celery-and-mint/
/ Erin

Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe.  I am a big fan of good green olives and celery.  In fact, when I travel I always pack green olives and celery as

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Creamy Jicama, Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw with Garlic and Lemon/ Maui Farm Vegetables

I spent the second half of my childhood on the island of Maui.  First in the old whaling town and tourist Mecca of Lahaina and later in the scorching hot seaside sprawl of Kihei.  When my parents bought their house

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Creamy Jicama, Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw with Garlic and Lemon/ Maui Farm Vegetables

I spent the second half of my childhood on the island of Maui.  First in the old whaling town and tourist Mecca of Lahaina and later in the scorching hot seaside sprawl of Kihei.  When my parents bought their house

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

I am very pleased with this dish.  I like tabbouleh, but it is usually made with cous cous, which I cannot eat.  Quinoa agrees with me very well and it is a very successful substitution.  In addition to taking all

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

I am very pleased with this dish.  I like tabbouleh, but it is usually made with cous cous, which I cannot eat.  Quinoa agrees with me very well and it is a very successful substitution.  In addition to taking all

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Hawaii Style Sushi in New York

I lived in Hawaii between the ages of 9 and 18.  Whenever this comes up in conversation here in New York City, people look at me with a pained expression and ask me how I ended up moving here.  It’s

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Hawaii Style Sushi in New York

I lived in Hawaii between the ages of 9 and 18.  Whenever this comes up in conversation here in New York City, people look at me with a pained expression and ask me how I ended up moving here.  It’s

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Red Remoulade and Some of It’s Many Uses

Remoulade is a classic of New Orleans cuisine.  It is used to dress up cold boiled shrimp.  It is served as a dipping sauce for all manner of fried seafood.  It is dolloped on top of fried tomatoes.  It shows

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Red Remoulade and Some of It’s Many Uses

Remoulade is a classic of New Orleans cuisine.  It is used to dress up cold boiled shrimp.  It is served as a dipping sauce for all manner of fried seafood.  It is dolloped on top of fried tomatoes.  It shows

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The Simplest and Most Decadent Strawberry Dessert

I used to obsessively throw large dinner parties.  They were more like indoor picnics since there were usually about 17 guests and a definitely did not own a table large enough to seat everyone.  We would spread a big cloth

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The Simplest and Most Decadent Strawberry Dessert

I used to obsessively throw large dinner parties.  They were more like indoor picnics since there were usually about 17 guests and a definitely did not own a table large enough to seat everyone.  We would spread a big cloth

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Curried Avocado (Indian Guacamole)

We used to have a beautiful potted curry tree in our apartment.  We had grown it from a little baby plant that had come from the curry tree that used to belong to my husband’s Indian grandma.  The leaves had

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Curried Avocado (Indian Guacamole)

We used to have a beautiful potted curry tree in our apartment.  We had grown it from a little baby plant that had come from the curry tree that used to belong to my husband’s Indian grandma.  The leaves had

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Naked and Imperfect Nettle and Wild Garlic Dumplings (Gluten-Free), Rocket and Radish Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

I ate nettles for the first time when were traveling in Bulgaria eight years ago.  There they are served sauteed with poached eggs, rolled with farmers cheese in balls studded with walnuts or made into soups and fritters.  The food

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Naked and Imperfect Nettle and Wild Garlic Dumplings (Gluten-Free), Rocket and Radish Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

I ate nettles for the first time when were traveling in Bulgaria eight years ago.  There they are served sauteed with poached eggs, rolled with farmers cheese in balls studded with walnuts or made into soups and fritters.  The food

Tofu Salad with Mint and Roasted Rice Powder
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/tofu-salad-with-mint-and-toasted-rice-powder/
/ Erin

Tofu Salad with Mint and Toasted Rice Powder

Many of the Thai dishes that I have learned to cook are part of my attempt to recreate restaurant dishes that I like.  This recipe is different. It is from a very creative and inspiring cookbook called True Thai, The

Tofu Salad with Mint and Roasted Rice Powder
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/tofu-salad-with-mint-and-toasted-rice-powder/
/ Erin

Tofu Salad with Mint and Toasted Rice Powder

Many of the Thai dishes that I have learned to cook are part of my attempt to recreate restaurant dishes that I like.  This recipe is different. It is from a very creative and inspiring cookbook called True Thai, The

Cabbage Slaw with Mango, Peanuts, Mint and a Pungent Lime Dressing
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/cabbage-slaw-with-mango-peanuts-mint-and-pungent-lime-dressing/
/ Erin

Cabbage Slaw with Mango, Peanuts, Mint and Pungent Lime Dressing

A couple of summers back, we spent a glamourous weekend celebrating a friend’s birthday at a farm-house in the Catskills.  Everyone in this particular circle of friends happens to cook amazing food.  There was fresh-baked bread, Tomato Pie, chickpea and

Cabbage Slaw with Mango, Peanuts, Mint and a Pungent Lime Dressing
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/cabbage-slaw-with-mango-peanuts-mint-and-pungent-lime-dressing/
/ Erin

Cabbage Slaw with Mango, Peanuts, Mint and Pungent Lime Dressing

A couple of summers back, we spent a glamourous weekend celebrating a friend’s birthday at a farm-house in the Catskills.  Everyone in this particular circle of friends happens to cook amazing food.  There was fresh-baked bread, Tomato Pie, chickpea and