Category Archives: salad dressing

Fresh Green Bean and Zucchini Salad with Balsamic Dressing

If you live where I do and you have a garden, you’re likely experiencing a similar problem of “too much and all at once” with this hot and sunny weather we’re enjoying. Two short rows of green beans in our … Continue reading

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Asparagus-Avocado Salad with Peas and Radishes

Even though I’ve lived in this valley all my life, I never tire of its beauty. Neither, apparently, does my daughter who is on a work-away on an olive farm in Tuscany right now. The closing line of her last … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Quinoa Salad

Rhubarb with quinoa? These sound like odd companions, but the combination of flavours and textures in this salad seems to work. The tiny bit of honey is just enough to temper the tartness of the rhubarb and contrasts with the … Continue reading

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Kiwi-Cucumber Salad with Toasted Walnuts

February is Heart Month and today is Valentine’s Day. Let’s skip the chocolate (nooooooo . . . ) and be kind to our hearts. I learned something new today. I’ve always known that kiwi fruit were a good source of … Continue reading

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Shrimp and PIneapple Mini Bites–fit for a Prince :)

Super simple, fast, low-fat, cute. A great appy. Here’s something tiny to celebrate the birth of a royal prince born today. Ingredients For the Wonton Cups: 18 wonton wrappers 2 teaspoons light salad oil 1/4 teaspoon salt For the dressing: … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Niçoise Salad

Will this perfect weather ever end? Here on southern Vancouver Island we’ve had a stretch of beautiful summer weather. It’s warm enough to swim, but not hot enough to complain about. Days like this are what we dream of all … Continue reading

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Salade Niçoise

The beans in our garden are ready. As I was picking them, I got to thinking that young beans simply define the word “slender”, don’t you think? And that word reminded me of all the skinny French women in the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Feta Salad with Baby Kale

With unusually warm weather here lately, the garden is sprouting and some plants are producing already. Our kale tripled in size this week, so I decided to harvest some of the leaves while they were still unbelievably tender. Baby kale … Continue reading

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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Guess what’s open? Eating fresh-picked asparagus from the farm is a completely different experience than eating asparagus imported from Mexico. While I usually serve it cooked: steamed, sautéed, roasted or stir-fried, tonight we had it raw. This shaved asparagus salad … Continue reading

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Dungeness Crab Salad with Grapefruit and Goat Cheese

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, as I do, you likely have ready access to fresh crab. It’s always a good idea to check to see where your crab spent his last days of freedom, however. … Continue reading

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Warm Spinach Salad with Fried Egg and Potatoes

In between. That’s what this time of year is. It’s just in between. It’s not winter and it’s not quite spring. I went clothes shopping today and had a hard time finding much. It’s still too early for white jeans … Continue reading

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Fennel-Crusted Salmon with Orange and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Fast and fancy. Fennel and salmon really do work together, despite my initial doubts. Serve the salmon with a fresh orange vinaigrette on tender greens and it makes an over-the-top quick weeknight dinner. I’ve adapted this recipe from one published … Continue reading

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DIY Salad Dressings and Vinaigrettes

Years ago, salad usually meant a bowl of mixed greens and a drizzle of store-bought dressing. Since I’ve discovered how ludicrously easy, quick, inexpensive and (I almost forgot) delicious it is to make my own dressings and vinaigrettes, salads have … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over

A month of indulging in rich holiday food culminated in a week of exploring boulangeries, patisseries, and brasseries in Paris. I sampled. I savoured. I tried it all. And now the party’s over. Back to Boot Camp tomorrow. Move aside … Continue reading

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Greek “Nachos” with Feta Drizzle

As many of you know, I participate in the Food Matters Project. Here’s how it works. “Each week, one member of the group chooses a recipe from the book. This member is the “host” for the week. The group cooks the … Continue reading

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