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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.



Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Thursday, May 13, 2010

shrimp salad

are you tired of chicken salad or tuna salad? if so, here is a great recipe for shrimp salad that is wonderful for quick summer dinners. i use pre-cleaned and cooked shrimp and cut each one into thirds. use only enough shrimp that will be consumed at the meal.

then, i add a variety of vegetables based on what i have on hand. choices include, celery, cucumber without the seeds, tomatoes without the seeds, green or black olive slices, green onions or sliced red onion and either green or red peppers. then, add your choice of a mayo dressing with herbs or a mayo dressing thinned with some lemon juice.

add dressing to the mixture as desired. serve either in a lettuce cup, on a roll or a croissant. for those who don't like mayo based dressings, an italian dressing could be substituted.

this salad is made with all fresh ingredients.