Saturday, April 12, 2008


I have been asked by WeAct ( Harlem to do a cooking demo for Earth Day on April 19th. I so loved being in the community last summer when I was a community chef for Just Food, so I am totally looking forward to it. The Earth Day festivites will take place from 12pm-6pm at the Harlem State Office Builing, 163 West 125th Street. There will be green products, art, and all things fabulously green.

I am thinking of making a salad for the event. My salads were a HUGE hit in Harlem last year at the Farmer's Market. We love our fried food in Harlem which is why I am thinking it would be good to show off some other food options, not to mention the Food Co-Op and Farmer's Markets will be kicking off soon. Yum!

Nosh on,


4 med. tomatoes, each cut in 3 slices
1 red onion, sliced
1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, cut into halves
Garlic Basil dressing (following)
18 thin slices Mozzarella (about 8 oz.)
Romaine lettuce leaves
18 pitted ripe olives

Place tomatoes, onion, and artichoke hearts in 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inch ungreased baking dish. Cover evenly with Garlic Basil dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Chop Romaine into bite size pieces and spoon vegetables and dressing on top along with cheese and salami. Garnish with olives.


3/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 cloves garlic, crushed

Mix together.

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