Editors' Picks — Picnic

June 30, 2011  Quinoa Springtime Salad

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wssmom July 1, 2011
I believe I said dukkah eggs earlier, but I don't see it now, so I'll take them again!
sticksnscones July 1, 2011
It looks like the Rosemary Skewered Potatoes might still be available. If not...please let me know.
susan G. June 30, 2011
I'll tackle Grape Leaf Pilaf, please.
boulangere June 30, 2011
Warm congratulations to all EPs and EP candidates. Passing on testing, as I'm heading to Florence to meet up with the daughter. Also meeting up with Emiko! Yikes!
Emiko July 1, 2011
Yay! Buon viaggio and see you soon! :)
duclosbe1 June 30, 2011
I'd like to test the Summertime Salmon Salad, please!
Lizthechef June 30, 2011
So glad your "glitch" has resolved - can only imagine the scrambling...Now, someone has to try my Taj Mahal Salad, perfect for a picnic lunch over the lovely holiday weekend ;)
hardlikearmour June 30, 2011
I can take the Taj Mahal Salad! LtC, what mango chutney do you prefer?
Lizthechef June 30, 2011
my own - see my recipe for Mama;s Mango Chutney on the site - making a big batch tomorrow. Wish I could send one a pint via UPS - where do you live?
hardlikearmour June 30, 2011
Thanks for the offer, but I'll just go ahead and make a half batch for myself!
AntoniaJames July 1, 2011
I'm making this too, and I cannot wait! I've had my eye on it since it was posted. I'll be sure to leave a comment. Will probably make some mango chutney too, as the mangoes available now are drop dead gorgeous . . . and taste as good as they look!! ;o)
Waverly July 1, 2011
Am bummed, Lizthechef because I tried to get it while the server was having its issues. This sounds very similar to the chicken salad my mother used to make. It was a staple in our house and delicious. Chutney, grapes.....I think I'll make it anyway!
Food52 June 30, 2011
Sorry for all the confusion, things seem to be running smoothly now and there are a few recipes available for dibs: Rosemary Skewered Baby Red Potatoes with Skordalia, Artichokes with Mint, Lemon, and Pepper, Grape Leaf Pilaf, Summertime Salmon Salad with Black Pepper Water Crackers, and Taj Mahal Salad
Lizthechef June 30, 2011
comments take 3-5 minutes to appear on screen ...just letting you know.
AntoniaJames June 30, 2011
Hmm. I called dibs on Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag earlier today, and it showed up, but now it's gone. So, I'll call dibs again on that, please. Thanks, everyone. ;o)
Lizthechef June 30, 2011
I saw you called it, AJ...
Food52 June 30, 2011
I saw it too and it's yours!
janecf June 30, 2011
I'll try Garbanzo Bean and Baby Arugula Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette, thanks!
TiggyBee July 1, 2011
thanks so much for testing, janecf! : )
hardlikearmour June 30, 2011
If Em's buns are still available I'd love to give them a go!
Food52 June 30, 2011
Sorry Kate beat you there.
Kate W. June 30, 2011
I'd love to test Em's Buns!
nogaga June 30, 2011
Curried zucchini please!
Burnt O. June 30, 2011
Sorry - Food52 is stuttering and I missed out on this one. Will try anyway since it matches the rest of our 4th of July menu.
Burnt O. June 30, 2011
I'm referring to the tomato galette...
Panfusine June 30, 2011
lemony lentil salad please.

with this 'hanging up' really confusing everyone, can Food52 please send a mail to everyone about which ep they're supposed to test? thanks
nogaga June 30, 2011
Is anyone else having trouble posting? What is still available?
Lizthechef June 30, 2011
Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad...
nogaga June 30, 2011
Is there anything left?
nogaga June 30, 2011
Is anything left?
Panfusine June 30, 2011
lemony lentil salad please.
BlueKaleRoad June 30, 2011
I guess I got the Chipas :-) Sorry for the multiple comments!