Appetizers and Snacks

Chinese Cucumbers (5/14/2012) - A recipe from my Chinese mother-in-law, these pickled cucumbers are a huge hit with my family as a snack or a side dish.
Fruit and Yogurt with Walnut Date Topping (7/16/2014) - Yummy as a light breakfast or as a little pick-me-up snack, this simple fruit bowl has been a favorite of mine this summer. Try it out! Ingredients: Swap these 1st four ingredients out as desired to include your favorite fruits. Apples, raspberries, peaches, strawberries…whatever is fresh and in season. 1 chopped nectarine (pit removed, of course!)… Continue reading Fruit and Yogurt with Walnut Date Topping
Gyoza (a.k.a. Pot Stickers) (4/24/2012) - My mother-in-law is the sweetest, most generous little Chinese woman you would ever want to meet. She’s also got a green thumb. She’s one of those folks that can buy any old tomato at the grocery store, eat half, stick one of the seeds in a jar of dirt on her window sill, and have… Continue reading Gyoza (a.k.a. Pot Stickers)
Lemon Hummus (6/12/2012) - I never intended to like hummus. I have a long-standing distain for Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chick peas – never trust a bean with an alias.) And I’ll admit, I cringe when I see a salad with these guys perched on top. Blech. But hummus, when made the way I like it, really lemony with a… Continue reading Lemon Hummus
Real Easy Salsa (5/31/2012) - This is a fresh, easy salsa that requires no cooking, tomato peeling, etc. Gotta use up the cilantro before it bolts on me! Ingredients 4-5 medium, ripe tomatoes, chopped, seeds removed 1/2 large Vidalia onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (less if you’re not a big fan) 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped, seedy… Continue reading Real Easy Salsa
Scallion Pancakes (6/26/2012) - Of all the plants I’ve started from seed, I think I’m most impressed with the Parade onions. They start out so tiny, they seem like they are going nowhere, and then all of a sudden – they take off. When I pick one of these bad boys, I want to make sure I use every… Continue reading Scallion Pancakes

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