Valarie Russell on October 14th, 2014

A watermelon radish is, on first glance, a plain greenish-white root. But slice it open and it reveals a stunning fuchsia interior. We love their mild flavor in this simple salad. 2 watermelon radishes, peeled, quartered, and sliced 1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced 3/4 cup dill fronds 1 small purple onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup […]

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Valarie Russell on July 1st, 2013

This is so delicious I could eat the entire bowl, and so simple anyone can make. I get tired of the same ole cucumber and onions in vinegar so I decided to try something a little different; so here it is.  No specific amounts are used in this… just however much you want to make for […]

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Valarie Russell on July 18th, 2012

This is just a little something I threw together the other night to use up the extra watermelon we had in the refrigerator. I love balsamic vinaigrette and Feta on most any type salad, and this was delicious!   8 cups cubed seedless watermelon 1 small red onion 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1 cup fresh […]

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Valarie Russell on July 4th, 2012

I fixed this as a side dish but quickly decided that it would be an excellent main dish. This recipe uses golden zucchini but you can always substitute green and if you prefer a meatless version, omit the turkey pastrami. Hope you enjoy! 2 c. of cooked pasta (I used macaroni, but spirals or bowties […]

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Valarie Russell on January 24th, 2012

This is a great tasting salad I like to make when raspberries are in season, but I do purchase raspberries out of season to make this when we have fresh spinach available. I use my homemade raspberry vinegar when available, but often use Marzetti’s Raspberry vinaigrette in place of making it fresh. This picture is […]

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This year at our family dinner I decided to take some of our “European Mix” baby lettuce for a fresh Thanksgiving salad. I think it was a success, even my nephews gave their approval.  We always have the traditional Thanksgiving feast, complete with several casseroles, potatoes, dressing and the rest of the trimmings. Somehow we never considered starting […]

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Valarie Russell on November 9th, 2011

While shopping at Pike Place Market in Seattle we picked up lots of fresh veggies and cooked all week for the family.  I thought I would share with you one of the salads I fixed this week.  It was just a throw together with items readily available, it tasted great and looked beautiful too.  Kenny […]

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Valarie Russell on October 18th, 2011

My niece, Amanda, from Seattle sent me this recipe earlier this week, so since we have plenty of spaghetti squash I decided to try this recipe for myself. Delicious!  I made as a vegetarian style side dish, but she often adds chicken which makes it a main course. INGREDIENTS: 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

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