Category Archives: Salads and Stuff

Katie’s Carrot Salad

“In Adam’s Fall, we sinned all.” This is how children were introduced to the alphabet in The New England Primer, the first and most famous textbook published in the American colonies. The rhyming verses and woodcut images taught children their … Continue reading

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Andrea’s Poppy Seed Dressing

Earlier this summer our neighbor Andrea gave us a bottle of a creamy poppy seed salad dressing that she had made. Jerri and I thought it was delicious, and we discussed how to make one as good. We thought that … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Cucumber and Tomato Salad

“Everyone knows how to make cucumber and tomato salad,” said Jerri when I told her I was going to post her recipe. It is a simple thing to make and takes only five minutes or so, but if everyone knew … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Green Pea Salad

Lady Plumberton and her husband were on a voyage to the United States when she suffered an attack of nausea. Accordingly, she visited the ship’s physician who suggested that it was probably a mild attack of seasickness and gave her … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Cranberry Sauce and Relish

For the past twenty years or so, Jerri and I have been buying ten pounds of fresh cranberries each fall at marshes near Stone Lake. Wisconsin. Cranberries freeze well, so we measure three cups into quart freezer bags and in … Continue reading

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Meche’s Salsa Fresca

Some time ago, with Meche’s permission, I shared her recipe for guacamole on “Courage in the Kitchen.” Since fresh vegetables are still available at the local Farmers Markets, it’s not too late to make a batch of Meche’s Salsa Fresca. … Continue reading

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Ann’s Rotini Salad

This is a pasta salad that my mother would have loved. It’s sweet but not too sweet, has enough vegetables to give it a crunch and colorful pasta to make it look cheerful. I got this recipe from one of … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad with Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

Susie, one of Jerri’s nieces, is a missionary with World Impact. For many years she worked with African-American and Hispanic families in Watts. Today she serves families in Wichita, Kansas. Susie speaks Spanish as a second language and has learned … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Cole Slaw

Blue Moon Road intersects U.S. 63 about two miles north of Cable, Wisconsin, and meanders past old farmsteads, some cottages and two small lakes before it rejoins the highway south of Drummond. My father told me that I had my … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Mom’s Cucumber Slaw

Jerri’s mother gave us a copy of the The Centennial Treasury of Recipes of the Swiss (Volyhynian) Mennonites shortly after it was published in 1974. Jerri is very fond of this cookbook because it contains recipes brought to Kansas from … Continue reading

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