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

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 […]

Not Really Greek Salad

Not Really Greek Salad

This isn’t technically a Greek salad, but has a lot of the flavors and is one of my favorite combos. It was the last of the spring lettuce from my CSA, and the first of the cucumbers for the season.  I also got the gorgeous […]