Moroccan Salad with Quinoa

We used to have a flat-weave picnic basket.  It was lined in green tartan, and had a place for everything that a family might need for a great lunch.  Today we tend to pack lunches into coolers or backpacks, with lots of ice or freezer paks.  Somehow our unchilled lunches of yesteryear never made us…

Rice Salad with Ginger & Lemongrass

Potlucks are easy ways to gather for a meal.  They’ve been around for years, and will continue for many to come. One way to hold a potluck is to give no rules, and just see what turns up.  There have been stories of twelve bowls of green salads lined up, with nothing else.  Or the…

Quinoa Tabouleh

In the spring of 1976, my best friend and I headed to San Francisco for the weekend in her dear old VW bug.  We had 4 days off from college, and knew that we could make it.  A friend of a friend had a house that we could stay at, and that’s about all we…