This tropical medley is a fresh alternative to a vegetable side dish.
Think of these rolls as noodle-wrapped salads with a dressing for dipping. Fresh rice-paper rolls are easy to make once you get the hang of softening the wrappers with warm water. Serve these rolls as an appetizer or as part of an Asian-themed meal. They make delicious take-along lunches, too!
It's no small wonder that this salad, developed by Laura McAllister, won first prize in VT's 2007 Reader Recipe Contest and has continued to win over readers ever since: the perfect combination of basic ingredients makes for a salad that's delicious as a light lunch or hearty dinner side dish.
This dessert takes its inspiration from the harvest cakes of Italy and Provence, where grapes and olives grow in abundance. The recipe calls for a sweet wine to flavor the cake, but you could also use white wine left over from last night’s dinner.