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Karl’s Marinated Artichoke, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

I am making middle Eastern lamb for Sunday and I would usually do a tomato and cucumber salad to go with it. However, Miriam is off of onions, garlic, and (mostly) tomatoes. I am discovering new things to pair with cucumbers in a salad.

Karl's Marinated Artichoke, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

Karl’s Marinated Artichoke, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

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Karl’s Greek Salad II

It is my birthday, so I get to choose the menu. For me, lamb—especially Greek lamb—is the usual meat of preference. A Greek salad an obvious side dish.

Karl’s Greek Salad II

Karl’s Greek Salad II

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Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Pickles

As I was buying the other vegetables for my stir-fries, I had an urge for pickles. For Chinese meals, the number of dishes you serve is a sign of respect. The greater the number of dishes the greater the respect—but also the greater the guanxi debt that person will owe you. I am making roast pork, a vegetable stir fry, and a mushroom dish for Sunday’s dinner.

Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Pickles

Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Pickles

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Karl’s Asian Salad for a Crowd

Jan, my wife, is an anthropologist at SJSU. When she can, she arranges for her students to do “real world” projects for their assignments. This semester, she will be and her students will be part of a team, organized by NUMU Los Gatos, interviewing relocated American Indians who live in the South Bay. Having moved to the city—from the reservations in the 1950s, ‘60s, and 70s—their stories will soon be lost to history, if they are not recorded now.

Karl’s Asian Salad for a Crowd

Karl’s Asian Salad for a Crowd

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Karl’s Garlic Dill Pickles

With the kid’s on the Atkins Diet, I decided to make some sugar free dill pickles. A bit of this, a touch of that. A week in the fridge and voilà dill pickles.

Karl’s Garlic Dill Pickles

Karl’s Garlic Dill Pickles

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Karl’s Persian Refrigerator Pickles

Surf-and-turf is a high protein meal that begs for a variety of interesting vegetables. I decided to make some quick pickles for Miriam’s birthday party this Saturday. I thought some sweet and sour pickles will offset the grilled vegetable dishes I am making.

OOPS: I just caught the typo. Ummm, tastes like pork.

Karl’s Persian Refrigerator Pickles

Karl’s Persian Refrigerator Pickles

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