Monthly Archives: September 2015

Chicken salad

Chicken salad, like egg salad, is one of those dishes that I’m really picky about. It has to be just right.

This one works.

From the always reliable The Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. . .

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked cubed chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced or chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced or chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch basil
  • pinch tarragon*
  • 1/4 tsp salt (not pictured)

*I’ve also used dill.

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Difference between: sun-dried tomatoes and dehydrated tomatoes

Sun-dried versus dehydrated tomatoes – what’s the difference? Which one should you use if drying your own tomatoes at home?

Both essentially produce the same product – dried, preserved tomatoes – but, like real estate, the important factor with drying tomatoes is location, location, location.

a small jar of sun dried tomatoes with a white plastic spoon sticking out

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