Greek Tomato Salad

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Greek Tomato Salad was featured on my original blog, “The Ardent Cook” which posted more food recipes than baking and pastry.  It was also a TV segment during my TV days.  This is super easy to put together and while, best the first day, I have been known to eat leftovers a couple of days […]

A Trio of Super Simple Side Salads

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This Trio of Super Simple Side Salads is the definition of casual, effortless eating.  This week I went back into my files and am serving up three side salads made for the hot days of summer.  Lots of fresh vegetables from farmer’s markets make these not only easy but good for you.

Spanakopita – A Spinach Pie from Greece

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This Spanakopita (pronounces span-ah- koh -pee-tah) is a traditional Greek filling with spinach, feta, green onions, and eggs. While the filling is traditionally used to fill a pie enclosed in phyllo, it is also familiar as a small appetizer folded into triangles. For an in-depth discussion of phyllo and how to use it, please see my Baklava blog . […]