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Grandma’s Carrot Salad

By New Year’s, I think most people are burned out by all the cookies, cakes and rich holiday foods. That’s why this salad is perfect to help kick-start the diet.

Grandma’s Carrot Salad

1 bag shredded carrots (or julienne carrots until you get about 4 cups)

1/3 cup olive oil

1 cup raisins

1/3 cup pine nuts

In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the olive oil to coat. Add raisins and pine nuts. Toss to mix. Serve.

–Dina Di Maio


Publisher Seeks Food Poems for Anthology

Richer Resources is looking for food poems for an upcoming anthology.

September Love With Food Box

This month’s Love With Food box is all about spice–spicy tortilla chips, cinnamon-spiced popcorn, 5-spice caramels, spice mix, soy sauce, hempseeds, as well as chocolate cookies and superfood.


Rachel Khoo’s Sweet and Savoury Pates

I got a very sweet treat in the mail yesterday–Rachel Khoo’s Sweet and Savoury Pates.  It is a birthday gift from a dear friend.  Thank you, Rhona!


I’ve been dying to make the white chocolate and raspberry whirl pictured on the cover.  Stay tuned because I will!  There are so many great spreads in this book.  Chocolate and olive oil sounds great and so does sun-dried tomato and ricotta.

August Love With Food Box

I got my August Love with Food box.  Full of interesting goodies, as usual–nut-free cookies, cheddar snack crackers, Montreal steak spice potato chips, salty taffy, organic lollipops, nuts, a frozen coconut pop and nutty puffed rice snacks.


Creamy Pea Salad

I made this creamy pea salad from Love Bakes Good Cakes.  I used mayo and no mozzarella.  I love salads with chunks of cheddar cheese, and this one was yummy!


wd50 Is Closing This Fall

Wylie Dufresne announced that wd50 will close in November.