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Monthly Archives: June 2011

2011 26 June

The Ensalada Strikes Back

Thanks to the Empire Strikes Back running on a constant loop at our house, last week’s bocce theme was Star Wars inspired food. (Your almost three year old daughter is similarly obsessed with Princess Leia? Then you’re aware of all the Star Wars in our house.) Inspired by the Salad Week, I brought The […]

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2011 24 June

Tweet Round Up

In reverse chronological order, these tweets are the why following @HJEntertains is not only flavorful, it’s educational. Flavorful AND educational. Weekend salad tip: Adding fruit like oranges, apples and dried cranberries to your salad adds flavor, antioxidants and color. Weekend salad tip: Add some dark greens for bonus good stuff. Arugula, spinach and romaine add […]

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2011 22 June

Eagerly planning

I’m having tons of fun planning what might be the most interesting three year old birthday party on record. Anyone know where I can find a pink Yoda?  


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2011 22 June

Star Wars Salad Roundup

This week’s bocce theme is Star Wars themed food. Or as the official bocce food theme description* reads, “The force is with us as we dine on the Empire’s favorite dishes.” But it’s hot in town. It is in the nineties. And out there on the shadeless bocce courts, it feels even hotter. (And let […]

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2011 21 June

Mom-style Potato Salad

There‚Äôs something about the potato salad made by mom. Mayonnaisey, pale, studded with crunchy bits of celery and always with the crumbled hard-boiled egg, Mom-style Potato Salad is a truly satisfying way to round out a barbecue. Digression: Do you call it a barbecue? I said this on the Twitter, but, growing up, when we […]


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2011 20 June

Bocce Pasta Salad Recipe

This Bocce Pasta Salad recipe is the perfect side for grilled chicken breasts with a squirt of lemon. I eat this with a big spoon (a shamefully big spoon). Ingredients 1 pound dried orzo pasta 3 tomatoes 15 sundried tomatoes 1 small red onion 40 basil leaves (one bunch basil) 7 ounces feta cheese (solid, […]


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2011 17 June

Tweet Round Up

Tweets are in reverse chronological order, yo. Fathers day jam. Grilling pizzas. RT @BanksConrad: “6 Rules For A Beautiful PwrPoint” is sensible and useful. Jury still out on Thai Pantry Salad, however My corn salad works for the Vegan kids and is the perfect complement to Carne Asada. Double duty. Bocce […]

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2011 15 June

Fruit Salad Stick

Banana. Strawberries. Melon. Kiwi. Mint. Blueberries. Pineapple. Whatever. You get the drill. Clean it. Peel it. Cut it into pieces. Put it on a skewer. I like to drizzle it with a little Agave syrup. You like to share it with your friends.


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2011 10 June

Avocado, Grapefruit and Endive Salad

Ingredients for the Vinagrette 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice from 1/2 a grapefruit 1/2 cup olive oil 3 T honey 1 T grapefruit zest A generous shake of salt and pepper Ingredients for the salad 3 ripe avocados 3 pink grapefruits […]

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2011 6 June

Progressive dinner party

Lucky enough to live on the same street as several of our friends, we participated in a progressive dinner party. As you may imagine, a progressive dinner party is the kind where we progress from one house to the next for each course. It’s helpful if all the locations are within walking distance (apartment buildings […]


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