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Recipes: Salads and Slaws

What’s in Season: Cooking with Citrus

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Cooking with Citrus Winter is citrus season and the produce departments are overflowing. There are the┬ádiminutive┬áTangerines, Clementines, Tangelos, Mineolas, and Satsumas in the “cutie” citrus club. Down the aisle, big bold Navel oranges with their thick skins and bright colors rest aside their more thin-skinned, but certainly no-less-sweet juice oranges. With their intense colors and… Read more »

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Potato Salad Recipes for Labor Day

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  Picnic Side Dishes Ah, potato salad. The absolute wonders of potato salad. So many choices, so many styles! Different kinds of potatoes. Different drippy dressings. Different shapes. Wildly different potato salad flavors include the pungent pop of vinegar; creamy concoctions comprised of mayonnaise, hard-cooked egg, and sour cream; the salty, smoky kiss of bacon;… Read more »

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Peachy Keen Chicken Salad

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Chicken Salad Days A few weeks ago Julia Moskin wrote an article in the New York Times about chicken salad and Southern luncheons. I love chicken salad — as do many Southerners. It most often contains mayonnaise, which is not merely a condiment in the South. Mayonnaise is more like a food group for my… Read more »

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Fresh Look: Raw Asparagus and Lemon Salad

Funny how things work. I never really cared for asparagus, and now that I’m in prime asparagus country, where it’s known as “Hadley Grass” in Western Massachusetts, I can’t get enough of it. We’re having it every night for supper and eating the leftovers for breakfast and lunch. Coming to love asparagus makes me realize… Read more »

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