It is amazing to me that I haven’t yet shared this salad with you. Don’t you love unusual salads? Don’t you get a smidgen tired of serving the same salad over and over? How about when you look in your fridge and the green leaves shout out little to no inspiration?
I am always so happy to have a few good salad options. What to serve guests to tickle their… [more]
My son states: “I cannot imagine a burger without blue cheese.” And then, while shaking his head from side to side, he adds: “it is soooooooo good.” Be still my heart. What is it about moms watching kids eat happily that makes US so happy? I appreciate his enthusiasm: I too am a fan of pungent, bold yet smooth blue.
Enter coleslaw. I always am on the search for a
I realize this salad repeats itself in restaurant after restaurant and home after home. It is a bit of a standby: mixed greens with candied pecans, blue cheese and cranberries. Sometimes pears sneak in to replace the cranberries, or sugared walnuts… [more]dance among the greens in place of pecans. It is a common thread to piece sweet and acidic, pungent and crunchy all in one plateful of goodness. It is,
“You do the hokey-pokey and you shake it all around— that’s what it’s all about!” Who danced to this wearing roller-skates? If you are going to shake it all around in your kitchen, by all means turn up the music (probably skip the wheeled shoes, though; no doubt bruises today would take longer to heal than when you and I were 12).
Cooking smarter is a mantra with me, and… [more]
How does one describe a salad without mentioning all the ingredients in the title? Really I wanted to call this the Walnut, Grape, Blue Cheese, Sherry (or Port or Muscat) Vinegar and Oil with Mixed Greens Salad. All ingredients hold their place—most are equal in their delivery of balance and flavor. As in the to-be title, any number of vinegars can make an appearance in this dressing. I have used… [more]