Queen’s Salad

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I’ve been thinking about my Grandmother’s shoes. Millie’s shoes. They were gold, shaped like ballet slippers. And the toes were covered in jewels – rubies and emeralds and diamonds (not really, but really) that glittered in the light. They were the most fantastic shoes I had ever seen.  She called them the queen’s shoes. Because when you wear them, she [...]

Kale salad with apple, roasted beet and caraway

I never though I’d say so, but after a winter of nearly no snow and long stretches of mild sunny days, I’m happy tonight to hear the plow scraping up and down the road again, happy to see the snowflakes briefly exposed in his headlights. It’s a nice feeling. I thought I was ready to [...]

Quinoa salad with cauliflower, pomegranate and mint

There is something nice about a Sunday. Something quiet and still, something sleepy. I went for a long, Sunday drive this morning on my own, something I don’t often do. But I felt like exploring, and I needed to find some good apple trees to pilfer for the apple butter  I plan to spend my [...]