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PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH HOT SALAD I absolutely love this recipe. Sometimes I make a double batch of just the hot salad to serve as a side dish.  INGREDIENTS For Dressing: 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp water 2 tsp sesame oil Sugar substitute to equal 1 tsp sugar Salt and pepper to taste For Salad: 1 cup finely sliced fennel (save fronds for garnish) 1/2 cup finely sliced white onion 1/2 cup finely sliced celery root, also called celeriac Additional salt and pepper…

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Fennel, (c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker Fennel is to vegetables what bacon is to meat. This mild cousin of anise can be used raw in salads or cooked in stews and soups, but it only reaches sweet, glorious perfection when braised, sauteed, or fried. If you have never tried it, you are in for a treat! BRAISED FENNEL Ingredients: 2 fennel bulbs (about 1 pound, trimmed) 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water Salt Black pepper Grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Cut off the stalks close to the bulb, reserving some of the feathery…

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