Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

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 …

Anne’s Anchovy-less Caesar Salad Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

This one is for all of you who hate anchovies as much as I do!  I’ve sampled really fresh, marinated ones in Italy, sorry, they still taste like anchovies!  It’s OK though, my husband adores the little morsels!  The garlic gives it a really good punch. Anne gave me her recipe a really long time ago and we …

Spring Pea Salad

Spring Salads

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 …

A Springtime Salad

Spring Salads

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 …

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Spring Salads, Spring Vegetables and Sides

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 …

Cobb Salad

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

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 …

Asian Coleslaw With Peanut Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you only knew how many recipes I have for coleslaw! It’s seems like there’s at least one from every country in the world! This one is great with any Asian inspired meal and would go well with ribs, chicken or pork chops and I …

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 …

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. …