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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, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People, available at

Authentic Italian

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.


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.

Food Words Added to Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added some food-related words to the dictionary.  These include e-waste and freegan, pho and turducken as well as the French-Canadian poutine.