Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Meyer lemons were something we never saw in our markets here in Vancouver…but thankfully all that’s changed! Heck, even Costco sells them now!  This dressing is excellent and I make it often.  Whenever I find Meyer lemons, I pick up a bunch, squeeze them and freeze the juice for later use. Makes Approximately 1 Cup ¼ … Continue reading Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Spring Pea Salad

I think fresh peas just yell out “Spring”; and this salad with the sweetness of the peas, the slight peppery edge of new radishes along with a hint of anise from fresh tarragon. Makes 4 Servings 2 cups peas – approximately 2 lbs. in the shell, fresh peas ¼ cup green onions, finely chopped ¼ cup … Continue reading Spring Pea Salad

A Springtime Salad

We were entertaining visitors from back east and I thought, considering the arrival of so many local goodies in the market, that our guests should be treated to our very own “locavore” dinner. I created this salad (luckily I had little gem lettuce, Italian parsley and arugula growing in the garden), to accompany a barbecued … Continue reading A Springtime Salad

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Chilled asparagus with a lovely vinaigrette makes a  great starter salad and an excellent addition to a buffet table. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 1 ½ – 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed (see below) 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 to 3 Tbsp. finely chopped flat leaf parsley Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add a … Continue reading Asparagus Vinaigrette

Cobb Salad

This is my adaptation of the famous salad.   I absolutely adore Cobb Salad.   From the tang of the blue cheese to the creamy avocado, crunchy lettuce, salty bacon, delicious!  Serve with homemade biscuits** or purchased rolls.  Thinking of starting a “Cobb Salad Club” for everyone I know who loves this salad as much as … Continue reading Cobb Salad

Creamy Garlic Dressing

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 … Continue reading Creamy Garlic Dressing

A Lemon Vinaigrette

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. … Continue reading A Lemon Vinaigrette