An unusual combination of ingredients creates this most amazing salad! Fresh juicy ripe watermelon and succulent seasonal tomatoes partner up in this dish. They are the key ingredients showcased in this Tomato and Watermelon Salad. As my mantra has been lately, less is sometimes more when it comes to food. This duo is very lightly dressed with a touch of olive oil and red wine vinegar, … Read more Want the Most Refreshing and Tantalizing Salad Ever?
The better quality your ingredients are, the less you need to mess with them to create amazing food. That was the case with this Corn Salad that I made from my Talley Farms produce. Each item stands on it’s own with superb taste and freshness. Combined together in a salad, they make a striking and delectable dish. If you follow my blog, you already know that I use … Read more The Best Produce Shines without much Fuss!
There are oodles of wonderful stone fruits available in the summer. People are devouring them by the dozens, trying to enjoy their sublime ripeness while they are at their best. Aside from eating them raw and putting them in an array of desserts such as crumbles, cobblers, tarts and pies, they are grilling them, making ice cream and sorbet with them; the list goes on. Detouring … Read more This Gorgeous Salad is also Big on Taste!
You’ve heard of breakfast food for dinner so why not change things up and make a salad for breakfast! Every year I try my hand at a small garden attempting to grow a variety of heirloom tomatoes. This year I was determined to make it a success and even attended a Tomato Masters Program seeking out additional gardening advice. Everything began quite nicely as I followed the lessons to … Read more Thinking Outside the Box; A Breakfast Salad
I received the most amazing apricots in my Talley Farms CSA box! They are a perfect combination of tart & sweet. Left on the counter to ripen for only a day, they became tender yet not mushy – the perfect texture! Being my creative self, I wanted to do something different than just snacking on them or cooking them in a tart or pie. So … Read more Fruit isn’t only for Breakfast and Dessert!
I have been so busy lately with events and travel that I have been trying to keep things simple in the kitchen. What I have found is that it can be very rewarding to make uncomplicated dishes with minimal effort when they still taste awesome! I’ve been perusing through “The Lemonade Cookbook” lately and have adapted several of their recipes that have turned out quite well. A … Read more Keeping it Simple!
Looking for a great salad to take to your next Pot Luck party? This Asian Napa Cabbage & Kale Slaw with Snap and Sweet Peas would make a perfect contribution. One thing I love about cabbage salads; they go a long way. As one of many buffet items, it can serve up to about a dozen people or more. Double the recipe and you’ve got it covered … Read more A Symphony in Green!
Panzanella Salad is an Italian bread salad usually made with rustic bread and tomatoes. It is popular in the summer when tomatoes are ripe and juicy lending moisture to the crisp chunks of hearty bread. Since tomatoes are not in season yet, this salad boasts the wonders of spring with fresh spinach, peas and fennel. This dish is super fresh and healthy as the vegetables are … Read more A Twist on a Traditional Panzanella Salad with Fresh Peas and Fennel
Go green with Spring’s best vegetables! Highlighted with citrus flavor, purple radishes and Parmesan cheese, this fresh green vegetable salad is amazing. By blanching the vegetables first, you create an appealing texture that is positively divine. It is packed with goodness as well as flavor and makes a perfect accompaniment to complete your meal. When using kale in a salad, I like to massage the leaves … Read more Savor Spring in this Scrumptious Fresh Vegetable Salad!
I am honoring Sara Moulton this month, cooking recipes out of her “Everyday Family Dinners” cookbook. I met Sara several years ago while attending her cooking class. At the time, I took home this cookbook thinking it looked intriguing. I had been cooking out of her “Sara Moulton Cooks at Home” book for several years and really loved her recipes. Unfortunately, as is the case with many others, … Read more A Unique and Tasty Salad with an Asian Twist