Category Archives: salad dressing

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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Peach Panzanella Salad with Prosciutto and Parmesan

You HAVE to make this salad. It seems like a lot of work, but it really isn’t, and anyway it’s worth the trouble. A weekend of experiences and images and just plain fun provided the inspiration to create this fabulous … Continue reading

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Cherries and Cheese with Baby Greens

28 pounds of perfection, picked right from the trees. We found the perfect spot to pick cherries. A local winery minutes from our home also has row upon row of several varieties of cherry trees and is open for U-Pick. … Continue reading

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Mango, Avocado and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Avocados are not just for guacamole. Toss them in salads, chop them for salsa, slice into fries to dip in egg white and roll in panko, or apparently add them to Panna cotta (I’ll have to try that one before … Continue reading

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Crab, Mango and Avocado Salad

Living where I do certainly has its advantages in terms of having access to fresh local organic vegetables, artisan cheeses and fresh seafood. And teaching where I do certainly has its advantages too, as we have the BEST group of … Continue reading

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