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

Sunday, March 27, 2011

cool pasta salad

for a summer picnic or for a spring luncheon, serve this tricolor pasta salad.  i use 2 cups of tricolor spiral pasta and boil as directed on the package.  rinse and cool the noodles before adding the rest of the ingredients.

i add 3/4 can of sliced black olives, 1/2 jar of green pimento stuffed and sliced olives, 2 ribs of celery sliced, about 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup of deli turkey sliced in smaller pieces, and 1 small cucumber seeded and diced.

any salad dressing could be added before serving.  i have used a peppercorn dressing or a classic Italian vinaigrette.  mix the ingredients well, add the dressing if serving within an hour or so.  serve with crusty bread for a lunch, or with a main entree for dinner.  for presentation, i use larger romaine salad leaves on the plate and add the salad to the center.  Parmesan cheese can be added to the top for serving.

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