Chilled Cucumber Salad

My mother always had cucumbers in her garden. She would not plant them until June in little mounds of dirt.  Then we would eat cucumbers everyday in late summer thru fall.  Of coarse she would can different kinds of pickles to eat all year. She would make this simple salad and put it in the…

Salade Lyonaise

One of the great French salads named after Lyon, France. I always thought it was Italian because my high school girl friend’s parents always ate it after Sunday morning Mass. Her mother was a wonderful Italian cook. It is normally made with endive or frisee lettuce but they would enjoy this comfort food with other…

Delicious Dried Cherries Salad Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette is the best I have ever tasted. The dried cherries are so favorable that you will not go back to buying commercial fruit vinaigrette. The raspberry vinaigrette that you can purchase is weak in flavor compared to this thick rich salad dressing that clings to the salad. It will have your family and…

Bean and Pork Soup

After having a pork shank leg  roast, there was a large pork bone left over, that was just perfect for making bean soup. Good old fashion comfort food that is good anytime of the year. I always save my ham and pork bones from a roast to use for stock.  If I don’t have time…