Archive for February, 2010

Harissa Carrots

adding harissa

My mother and sister have been telling me about a mysterious harrisa couscous salad for years and I’m never sure what they’re talking about. They say,  “yes, you know the one we make in a glass bowl with layers of roasted vegetables, cous cous and arugula.”  I swear I have never seen nor eaten it. (more…)


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Winter Weekend Lunch

weekend lunch

We had friends over for lunch last weekend, and I wanted to serve them something tasty, simple and comforting. I made this easy white bean vegetable soup, some roasted rosemary potato wedges, radicchio and endive salad tossed with balsamic dressing and served it all with warm crusty bread with some local cloth bound cheddar. Lunch was followed by a blood orange fennel salad with black olives, the combination had been making my mouth water ever since I saw this salad on rachel eats a few weeks ago. Other than buy the salad ingredients, all I did to prepare for the meal was soak some beans the night before and it came together in an easy, lazy-weekend-morning kind of way. (more…)

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