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 …

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

This combination of chicken, celery, apples, grapes, walnuts with blue cheese is, in my opinion, a classic main course salad!  You could use cooked, cubed turkey for the salad too. Makes 8 Servings 4 chicken breasts (6 cups) cooked, cut into ½” cubes 1 ½ cups each celery & apples, cut into ½” dice ¾ …

Pear And Duck Confit Salad

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

By now, if you have made some of my salads, you can see I like pears & apples with blue cheeses!  You can get duck confit at Oyama Sausage**. Makes 4 Servings 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. Sherry vinegar 5 Tbsp. EVO 2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped 2 duck …

Chicken, Brie, Mandarin, Orange Salad With Pecans

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

I had a delicious salad for brunch one day & decided to try to re-create it at home. I think it came out pretty well! I always liked to serve this in the corporate dining room when the Mandarin oranges arrived at the market. Makes a nice lunch during the holidays. Makes 6 Servings 5 …

Greens With Pecorino And Frizzled Proscuitto

Fall Salads, Winter Salads

One Saturday at the Farmer’s Market, I spied the new crop of Coronation grapes from Stoney Paradise** (the best), new crop pears & some fabulous looking salad greens. Right then & there I decided to create a salad for dinner that night! You can switch out the Pecorino for Gorgonzola Dolce if you like, both …

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Fall Salads, Spring Salads, Summer Salads, Winter Salads

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. When I want a creamy blue cheese dressing, this is my favourite! I love it on romaine lettuce, maybe with some heirloom tomatoes and a few very thin slices of red onion. The recipe makes a fair bit, so I usually make half the amount. …