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Wines with Salad

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Fruit, Salad, Vegetables, Wine,

Most people think of salads as being appetizers or palate cleansers. A simple green salad dressed in oil and vinegar is just that. But summer salads can be your entire meal or half of it if paired with a sandwich or soup. Serving a wine with them can enhance your dining experience. But which wine? The trick here is to consider the weight of the salad, its ingredients, and the acidity of the salad dressing. If …

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Herb Mills Help Add Appeal With Ease

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Utensils, How To, Kitchen Gadgets,

Fresh herbs can add zest to salads and soups or eye appeal as a garnish on an entree, but mincing them fine enough by hand can be a labor of love and can take a long time.  Using a hand herb mill might save you some time and effort.  These gadgets, a little over 8 inches long, have rotary steel blades that can make short work of mincing herbs and produce them as finely as any …

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There’s Nothing Like a Good Knife

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Utensils,

Every chef will tell you that you have to have the right tools to cook with, and a good set of knives is essential. If you can’t afford a complete assortment and a wooden knife block, buy a good paring knife, a chef’s knife (sometimes called a cook’s knife or a French knife), and a slicer.  The paring knife should be small enough to fit into the hand comfortably but big enough to do the job …

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Salad Plates For The Summer

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Trends, Summer Cooking, Tableware,

Summer is just the right time to show off your artistic side, not only in an edible collage of colors, tastes, shapes, and textures in your salads, but also in your tableware.  Though a colorful salad will look good on any plate or bowl, sometimes you just want to make a more intense visual splash at the table. Salad plates are just one way to slow off your creativity. Smaller than a dinner plate, salad china …

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Sesame Thai Salad Dressing Recipe

This simple Sesame Thai Salad Dressing recipe requires just four simple ingredients. This one is especially good when poured over leaf lettuce, mandarin oranges, cooked asparagus, and slivered almonds: Sesame Thai Dressing Ingredients: 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sesame oil 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon Hoisan sauce Put all ingredients into a bowl, add the oil, and whisk together. ...

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A Simple Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Quick Meals, Recipes, Condiments, Salad,

Here is a recipe for a great-tasting homemade Balsamic Vinegar dressing! Balsamic Vinegar Dressing 1/3 cup vinegar 1/3 cup oil 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon marjoram 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon shallot, minced (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper Put all ingredients in a small bowl. Combine by whisking or using an emulsion blender. TIP: Chef Scott suggests soaking the shallot in vinegar to take the bite out before mincing it. ...

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Green Herb Salad Dressing Recipe

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: Quick Meals, Recipes, Condiments, Salad,

If you are looking for a quick and easy salad dressing that you can make at home, this Green Herb Dressing should fit the bill: Green Herb Dressing Ingredients: 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 tablespoons lime juice up to 1/3 cup water 1 green onion, minced 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon parsley Put everything into a container and blend with an emulsion blender. Take note that the Rosemary will keep it’s shape when …

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Salad Dressing 101

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: How To, Condiments, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian,

Freshly made salad dressings can enhance any salad green. The trick is to produce a dressing that is light without masking the subtle flavors of the salad. A splash of olive oil or balsamic vinegar often is all that is needed. For those who can’t bear their salad greens naked, we recommend good olive oil, either extra virgin - or the new - lighter-tasting varieties. Either white vinegar or cider vinegar can be used in many …

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The Salad Chef and The Gourmet Oil Mister

The Salad Chef is ideal for the extreme home gourmet cook. You create your salad dressing mixture in the glass carafe, which has pre-marked lines for oils and vinegars. Then, you insert the mini battery-powered emulsifing blender (what Emeril often calls a “Boat Motor”) into the carafe and blend away. The Salad Chef comes with an instruction booklet and fill-line charts so you don’t even have to measure The Gourmet Oil Mister is a sleek stainless …

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Dressing a Green Salad

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Posted by Janie Franz
Categories: How To, Condiments, Salad,

The subtle flavors of delicate mixed greens should not be masked by heavy dressings, like cream and highly-spiced ones.  A splash of olive oil or balsamic vinegar can often be all that is needed. French vinaigrette, a light dressing made with cider vinegar or lemon juice, oil, salt, and a pinch of dried mustard, is the perfect mate for delicate greens.  If you are calorie-conscious, make your vinaigrette with the following formula: 1 part lemon juice …

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