Category Archives: Salads & Appetizers

Recipe – Greek Salad with Watermelon & Grilled Halloumi

Having just returned from a trip to Jolly Olde England where the weather was scorching, I was looking forward to some cooling Colorado mountain breezes; no so. Equally scorching here. Grilled halloumi cheese (the squeakiest cheese on the planet) is … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mushrooms on Toast

Here’s something simple yet satisfying when faced with a carton of fresh mushrooms and not much else. A few sprigs of rosemary, a scattering of parsley and the rest you probably already have in your fridge or cupboard.  Use any … Continue reading

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Recipe – Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

These spicy little nibbles are the sort of thing you find served all over the US while people are watching football. I don’t watch football, ever. But I’d happily down a few of these fiery bites with a chilled IPA, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick & Easy Cheese Crackers

I recently made the mistake of buying some frozen puff pastry vol-au-vent cases thinking I was buying a puff pastry sheet.  I wasn’t in the mood for making vol-au-vents, nor deciding what to stuff into them, so I rolled them … Continue reading

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Recipe – Caesar Potato Salad

I love a good potato salad, warm or otherwise. This one is particularly summery and is best served at room temperature. With all the robust flavors of a classic Caesar salad, this will become a firm favorite. Although you can’t … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite Kale Salad

Salads made with kale became a bit trendy a few years ago and many restaurants still have them as a menu fixture. Kale salad can range from the downright awful – chunks of raw kale tipped straight from the supermarket … Continue reading

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Recipe – Red Onion Tarte Tatin with Goat Cheese

This delicious tart makes a wonderful light lunch dish or vegetarian entrée. The pastry is light and crisp and the onions have a rich, tangy, savory sweetness. It’s very easy to prepare, especially as you’re going to cheat with frozen … Continue reading

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