Food + Drink

Dog Days of Summer and Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer. It’s ridiculously hot, and it is only June in North Florida. So, what do we do? We suffer through the heat and humidity. We complain but, we celebrate summer time, which for many is the best season.  Our summer table changes drastically too, to reflect the heat of

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Food + Drink

Mixed Crudités with Fresh Green Goddess Dressing

Skip the traditional crudités platter this year.  We are taking the crudités platter and transforming it into an elegant finger salad.  The key here is to step-up your ingredients by using unlikely vegetables like thinly sliced turnips or rutabagas, tart apple slices, kohlrabi or jicama. These slightly off the vegetable platter grid are easily found at your

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Food + Drink

Eat Your Greens: Simple Kale Salad

This weekend I trimmed that last of my winter kale. I dressed it with a simple vinagrette of olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder and salt.  Proof that all that was needed was a few ingredients to bring out the natural flavor of these beautiful leafy greens. Kale Salad Serves 6 Recipe from Whole Foods

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Winter Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Over indulging in holiday foods begins in October with Halloween candy.  I  move through  Thanksgiving and Christmas without missing a beat.  The cakes, candies and desserts have my full attention and the idea that only one trip to the holiday buffet table is adequate is blasphemous.  By the end of December there is only one

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Dirt to Table Experiences

Dirt to Table Experience: A Salad that is Dressed to Impress- A Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

You can create a salad with incredible flavors, colors and textures.  A good salad is worthy of recognition and is remembered after it is experienced. There are so many people who have no relationship with salad-they consider it a “diet food” something they should eat  “more of”  they purchase a couple of “on sale” bags

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Food + Drink

Summer Orzo Salad

Hello Summer!  For those that are still fighting snow drifts and having trouble breaking 50 degrees. Welcome to Florida.  Except for the summer gardens that are exploding, we are already over the heat, and its not even summer yet. This pasta salad made with orzo is one of my favorite summer cold salads.  I have

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