“Tuscan” Fig Salad

Fall Appetizers, Fall Salads, Summer Appetizers, Summer Salads

The other day a friend dropped off some fresh figs from her garden… In anticipation of the fig delivery we had picked up some Pecorino ReNero and a bit of a French bleu cheese (they were out of Gorgonzola Dolce).  We figured this would be the perfect time to assemble a bit of a antipasto/salad so …

Anne’s Pineapple Shrimp Salads

Fall Mains, Fall Salads, Spring Mains, Spring Salads, Summer Mains, Summer Salads, Winter Mains, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is in homage to the lady who hired me to take over at the executive dining room of a major Canadian bank, when she retired two years later. This salad was always welcomed at the luncheons there, especially after Christmas and New Year’s …

Clementine, Goat Cheese And Walnut Salad

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This salad is one that I like to make in December and January when clementines are available. If you find some watercress it would be a nice addition to the other greens. If you have a pear on hand you could chop it up and …

Toasted Hazelnut Salad With Dried Cranberries

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. An utterly fabulous salad! This is a recipe I like play around with and all are wonderful, especially the one with duck cracklings, croutons, Gorgonzola and changing out dried sour cherries for the cranberries in the dressing! The key is the dressing! Don’t fret if …

Creamy Garlic Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I make this dressing so often, I could make it in my sleep! It’s terrific on really fresh salad greens and on a tomato & onion salad topped with shredded fresh basil and chopped fresh oregano.  Yummy, yummy! Makes Enough Dressing for 4 – 6 people. 1 …

A Lemon Vinaigrette

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A very, very good dressing that I think is especially suited to some new spring greens!   Try it, I think it will become a favourite of yours too! Makes Approximately 1/2 Cup ½ clove garlic, smashed 1 ½ tsp. lemon zest, finely grated 2 Tbsp. …

Dreaming Of Spring Salad Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here This dressing has been in my repertoire since early 1990! It is just plain yummy on fresh greens. I have made all sorts of adaptations to the original recipe and they are all, if I may say so, excellent!  I am always fond of using fresh …

Chef Salad

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

An oldie but goodie! My Dad loved this salad and turned me onto it a long time ago. I think in those days it was dressed with Thousand Island.   It’s the perfect way to use up some of that Christmas turkey & ham if you have some left over!  The salad goes over a treat …

Celeriac Salad

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

In the fall & winter, when you can buy locally grown celeriac (also known as celery root), is the time for this salad. Blanching the celeriac keep it from darkening. It need only be done for 10 seconds or so, as it still needs to be crisp. Makes 6 – 8 Servings 1 large celeriac, …

Celeriac, Apple Salad With Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. In the fall & winter this salad has it all; local celeriac (also known as celery root), celery, fennel, apples & hazelnuts all from our Farmer’s Markets. What luck! You know what they say “eat your roots”.  Celeriac may not be beautiful looking but it …