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Recipes: Vegetables

Fall Vegetable Recipes and a Dip into Poole’s Diner

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It’s Fall, Y’all! Yep, well someone forgot to tell Mother Nature because it hit 90° yesterday in Atlanta. Fall officially starts today and yes, it is a bit cooler in some parts of the country. Autumn is perhaps my favorite season. I love the change to cooler weather — and how it changes things up… Read more »

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Potato Salad Recipes for Labor Day

Fingerling Potato Salad on www.virginiawillis.com

  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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Winter Salads: Think Outside the Arugula Box

Winter Salad Recipe on www.virginiawillis.com

Winter Salads Summer salads are easy. A couple of chops of straight-from-the-garden fresh vegetables and you’re good to go. Winter salads require slightly more thought, but it’s a misconception that winter salads must be made from ingredients that are out of season. Winter salads can be made of deliciously bitter greens, earthy root vegetables, and sweet… Read more »

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Happy New Year: Vegetarian Hoppin’ John

Vegetarian Hoppin' John on www.virginiawillis.com

Hoppin’ John Eating black-eyed peas and rice in the form of a dish called Hoppin’ John and Stewed Greens on New Year’s Day is a Southern tradition. Folklore says the combination will bring luck and money in the upcoming year. Typically, the dried peas are black-eyed peas and there is generally a hunk of meat bobbing… Read more »

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