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Vegetable Sides

Chinese Eggplant Salad, An Easy Make-Ahead Menu Option

Chinese Eggplant Salad, An Easy Make-Ahead Menu Option

This lovely cold dish is a study in contrasts.  It is sweet and sour, with a divine, slippery texture, and a mild nuttiness from the toasted sesame seeds.  This “salad” makes a lovely, light meal for two on a warm summer day.  Alternately, it can […]

Down Home Southern Greens

Down Home Southern Greens

As a little girl, these smokey, slightly piquant, mildly spicy greens were amongst my favourite vegetable dishes.  I never understood why kids weren’t supposed to like greens until I discovered that northern folks ate their greens without the addition of smoked pork and pepper vinegar! […]