Taking care to practice what I preached in my last blog, I remain tasered into beans.
(Been researching tasers for the current novel I’m writing. A cool word. It can be used as a noun: He’s running down Nine Mile, grab your taser! A verb: You tasered the wrong guy, man! Even an adjective: His eyes, a knee-buckling shade of taser blue…)
Ummm. Sorry. I digress.
Apricots and cherries are on their last legs in Michigan so I incorporated them into a farewell to summer salad–a nice side dish for a Labor Day barbecue.
Any of these ingredients may be substituted with whatever needs using in your fridge or pantry.
Please don’t bemoan the ingredient list. (Really? Grapefruit Vinegar?) These are simply items that were rolling around in my cupboard. Substitute what needs using up in your pantry.
Goat Cheese for the feta, any nut for the pistachio, couscous for cracked wheat, any fruit-enhanced vinegar for the grapefruit, peanut or walnut oil for the hazelnut, garbanzos for the black beans…and so on and so forth.
I believe in choice, my choice of potato salad being no exception. This choice is gut-driven and deeply personal. My grandmother made a simple potato salad that accompanied her fried chicken and hickory nut cake to our family reunions in Selma. She made that same salad when a tragedy befell a friend, the bowl of love left quietly on their porch. My mother made the same salad that … Full recipe post »
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 »
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