Russian Salad from Verdura

I picked up a used copy of VERDURA: Vegetables Italian Style by Viana La Place after reading multiple posts on Chowhound about how great the recipes are. I’m quite glad I did. I’ve mostly been making the salads but there are lots of pastas, soups, antipasti and even main dish recipes as well.  This Russian […]

Harvard Beets

You can make these Harvard Beets with canned beets or roast or boiled fresh beets.  My girls both like these. It’s not a strong pickling, like pickled beets. More like a sweet and sour mild flavor.  

Pickled Beets and Beet Greens

I made these mustard and bread crumb pork chops again tonight. Forgot to take a picture but they are so easy and so good, you need to try them!  I threw some sweet potatoes in to bake with them, and then cooked some beet greens in a skillet when everything else was done. I picked […]

Salmon Two Ways and Very Simple Beets and Greens

I bought a lovely large piece of salmon for dinner the other night. At the store, I also picked up a bunch of beets (greens attached) and a mix of wild rice. My mom had brought down some ripe mangoes and she had then picked what I fear is the last of my tomatoes so […]

Garlic Yogurt Dressing with Beets

I’ve been on a yogurt kick lately. Not sure why. The kids have always loved smoothies. And periodically they’ll go through a flavored yogurt period, then it will end. But I almost always have plain yogurt around for cooking. I use it in place of sour cream or buttermilk for baking. I recently bought a […]