A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Salad

Greek-Style Salad with Crispy Chickpeas from Recipe Runner

Greek-Style Salad with Crispy Chickpeas from Recipe Runner

This salad has everything I love, so of course I had to make it. I pinned it from RecipeRunner.com, and you can find the recipe here. I made only minor changes this first time out, but I’ll make a few other changes the next time—and […]

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Spiced Chickpeas from Budget Bytes

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Spiced Chickpeas from Budget Bytes

I’ve used a few recipes from Budget Bytes, and have had good luck with them.  I thought this salad looked good, and I had everything to make it so it was a go.  You can find the recipe here. It was a pretty salad, too. […]

Farmer’s Market Discovery Salad

Farmer’s Market Discovery Salad

We went down to Kansas City’s City Market on Saturday.  I had some specific things I was looking for, but naturally I checked out all the vendors. One farmer had these little tiny green veggies that looked sort of like miniature watermelons.  They were about […]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad

It’s a simple salad, really. And I cannot take any credit whatsoever for either the idea of having it last night, or the execution.  A friend posted about it in a Facebook group I’m in. And I thought, hmmm.   I have everything necessary to […]

Avocado, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Avocado, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

AKA What is in my fridge salad? I had bought a bag of avocados at Sam’s club, and needed to use them.  I also wanted something to eat with the chili I was heating up for dinner. I nosed around in my produce drawer and […]

Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad from the Jerusalem cookbook

Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad from the Jerusalem cookbook

The latest Ottolenghi/Tamimi recipe I tried  was this salad.  I wonder how many of my posts start with ‘I had these vegetables from my CSA?’ Well this is another one. When I had some cauliflower show up I knew I needed to try the salad […]

Making Frida Kahlo’s Zucchini Salad

Making Frida Kahlo’s Zucchini Salad

Some time ago I had come across and saved Frida Kahlo’s zucchini salad, but never made it.  When a Saveur Magazine Facebook post popped up at the same time I got some small zucchini and summer squash in my CSA share, it seemed like it […]

Summer in a Bowl

Summer in a Bowl

Because calling this a sweet pepper salad does not do it justice. This week we got some beautiful red and orange horn peppers in our CSA share.  I decided I wanted to make some kind of salad with them, and started down all the search […]

More fun with Basil – David Lebovitz’s Basil Vinaigrette

More fun with Basil – David Lebovitz’s Basil Vinaigrette

I saw this in David Lebovitz’s newsletter and thought about making it since I had a ton of basil, and was looking for new ways to use it. Then a friend of mine made it, and highly recommended it, so I made it tonight. I […]

Peaches/ Tomatoes/ Mozzarella/ Basil Summer Salad

Peaches/ Tomatoes/ Mozzarella/ Basil Summer Salad

A friend has posted about making this salad a few times, and did it again the other night.  I had everything but peaches, but it is peach season so I picked up a few peaches and set out to make it.  Wow, this is an […]