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Category: Salads

Far Out, Man!!

We’ve been “Feelin’ Groovy” for 19 years! The Great Eight: Kyle and Joel, Anna and Vince, Jurga and Tim, and Phil and I have been sending happy vibes through Food, Friends and Fun, and we’ve been diggin’ every minute of it! Bingo! That’s it! We’ve got our theme… Far Out 60’s Dinner – The Hippie Years! As I’ve often said, once we choose the theme, the ideas, the look and the menu…

Heart of the Artichoke Sicilian Salad

Whatever the season, oranges add zest, color and flavor to any recipe, especially a salad. Oranges also refresh and hydrate. In this Sicilian salad, thin orange slices are the main ingredient served with olive oil, salt and pepper. Just to let you know, some of the links on this page may be affiliate links, which means that Great Eight Friends will earn a small commission from purchases made through these links (this does not change your cost). These earnings help…

Warm Spinach and Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

One “date night” my dear friend Donna and I decided to surprise our husbands with a cooking class at Sur La Table. The guys were not too thrilled until they saw the menu and found out they got to eat what they made. One of the dishes we prepared that night was this Warm Spinach and Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette. Recently I served it as a side dish with my Butterflied and Marinated Leg of Lamb and…

Mixed Field Greens with Arugula Oil and Lemon Vinaigrette

Joel could eat salad everyday! Although he would be okay with the same salad every night, I on the other hand, have to have some variety. I guess foodies just like to experience different flavors and ingredients. Anna assigned me “Mixed Field Greens with Arugula Oil and Lemon Vinaigrette” as the salad for her “Nantucket” themed Gr8 dinner. I was excited to get this recipe and have another salad dressing in my repertoire. This dressing is…

Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

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