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Farmer's Market Bounty 
Jul. 31, 2011 11:44 am 
Farmers' Market in Anchorage is in full swing with colorful plants and vegetables. I think I probably overbought for two people, but I've managed to use some of the veggies as a centerpiece while they wait to be eaten. 

My first meal from this produce was salad with a simple potato salad. I just love eating a Chicken Goat Cheese Apple Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette at Nordstroms. I found a recipe on the web that that imitates the dressing. The apple chips give it a sweet crunch and I just love the flavor of the goat cheese and nuts. 

We don't often eat potatoes, but I couldn't resist the purple potatoes in contrast to the white yukon. You have to boil the potatoes separately, otherwise the purple potatoes cast a unappetizing gray color over the white ones. Fried some bacon and finished the sliced potatoes in the bacon drippings.

I've included the pictures of the bounty and our first meal. Recipes: Nordstrom's Champagne Vinaigrette.
Chicken Apple Salad with Champaigne Vinaigrette
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Liana Hanson

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About Me
I grew up in Hawaii and lived for a time in Japan. After my marriage my husband was stationed in Germany where we travelled a lot and were exposed to different cuisines. My mother also tried new dishes that she read about in magazines. Dishes like lasagne and beef stroganoff were introduced to our family and we all learned to try new cuisines.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are Chinese and Japanese dishes although I seldom make them as they are time consuming. I have become more intrested in healthier foods as I grow older. One of my favorites are roasted vegetables, unusual salad combinations and grilling meats. The internet and food tv shows enable me to broaden my horizons in the kitchen. My husband says that we never have the same dish twice. I'm always trying something new.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to make fried rice out of leftover rice and a few dishes such as beef broccoli or steamed fish. I also like island favorites like somen salad, Chinese gau, won tons, spam musube.
My cooking triumphs
I made a dinner from Alan Wong's cookbook:Deep-Fried Won Ton Brie with Fresh Pineapple Marmalade, Lemon Shrimp Salad (Hugh Carpenter), Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Gingered Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple Macadamia Nut Relish, Mango Ice Cream Sandwish with Macadamia Nut Cookies and Tropical Fruit Compote (Roy Yamaguchi).
My cooking tragedies
Two weeks ago Chocolate Cheesecake from Diabetes Forecast Magazine. Awful! I'd rather have the real deal and have only a teaspoon or two.
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