Tear basil and mint, instead of chopping it, for a fresh, herbaceous flavor.
What could be more satisfying on a sweltering summer day than a dish of tomato and whole grain salad liberally seasoned with a citrusy dressing and copious amount of fresh herbs. Nothing, I tell ‘ya, nothing.
Certainly this recipe would be a welcome accompaniment to anything you put on the grill, but it stands alone with a crusty baguette and wedge of goat-brie as a lovely summer supper.
If you are a tabouli lover, bulgur could already be a known component in your favorite salads. This recipe is a take on tabouli, with loads of tomatoes and herbs that are torn, rather than finely chopped, as in tabouli.
If time allows, let the salad sit out in the sun a few minutes before eating; it only gets better as the tomato runoff sinks into the grain making an addictive bite. By the way, they may not be on your vine yet, but grown in Michigan soil tomatoes are available in abundance at the Kerrytown Farmers Market.
You’ve heard of panzanella, right? That oh so delicious salad celebrating tomatoes when they’re bursting on the vines–even more handy to have in your recipe repertoire when you’ve a loaf of slightly stale Artisan bread that’s begging to be utilized? But what about Pastazanella? I just made a big batch, and I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of that. Pastazanella … Full recipe post »
Last night we had friends over for a Fourth of July warm-up dinner party. The hyper-local menu–Grilled Sumac Lamb Chops, Cherry Couscous Salad and Asparagus–was created with the bulk of ingredients sourced in a one-mile radius; easy to pull off at this time of the year in the orchards and farmlands of Northern Michigan. The day before … Full recipe post »
Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was
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