Last winter, at a dinner for 100+ people in the village, the chefs served a starter that was a half avocado filled with salad. We were all amazed that they managed to get 50+ avocados all ripe for the same day.
I’ve rarely managed to … Continue reading.....
This is not a proper Caesar Salad.
A proper Caesar Salad is made with Romaine lettuce, and dressed with a raw egg, crushed anchovies, olive oil and lots of garlic.
And it’s made by mon mari…..
This is a very lose take on it, … Continue reading.....
This is not my mother’s Tuna Salad.
She would have never put tomatoes in it. Both the pepper and celery would have been minced and even then only a small amount.
She might have been adventurous and added the olives but certainly not the white … Continue reading.....
I used to call this Niçoise Pasta Salad but as no self-respecting Niçois would break so far from tradition I decided to change the name.
A proper Salade Niçoise would have the small, black Niçoise olives and be served on a bed of lettuce.
While … Continue reading.....
I love cold ham in salads of any type.
Well, I just love cold ham.
Feel free to substitute smoked turkey
Beans with basil is classic combination.
Add in tomatoes and we have a great summer salad.
It’s finished with a naturally lower fat / … Continue reading.....
This is the ‘classic’ or original (close to it, anyway) Pasta Salad…. The one that started the whole pasta salad craze back in the beginning of time.
The original called for bottled “Italian Dressing” but I prefer to make my own (plus I can’t get … Continue reading.....
Celery is another underused vegetable.
Too often a little bit is finely chopped and added to a pasta or potato salad and barely noticed.
We like it….
Mon mari even likes it cooked, as a vegetable side dish.
I don’t, however, like raw onion (… Continue reading.....
Pasta Primavera is an American invention from the 1970’s.
I say ‘American’ because both Nova Scotia and New York have a spot in the story.
I have always disagreed with most ‘Pasta Primavera’ recipes.
Primavera means spring so, in my opinion, the dish should be … Continue reading.....