Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette – Light, Bright, Tangy, Crisp Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad & Apple Cider Vinaigrette –
Sure to Become Your New Favorite Salad and Salad Dressing

This light, bright, crisp and tangy salad provides the perfect complement to the typical carb-rich Thanksgiving meal. Arugula Watercress Fennel Apple Almond Salad has everything going for it. Crisp, peppery greens balanced with sweet apples, fennel, toasted almonds tossed in a tangy Continue reading

Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon

Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon – Side Dish, Entrée or Salad for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Perhaps, like me, you’re feeling a bit behind in preparing for Thanksgiving this year. Thus I was so excited to make Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Preserved Lemon and have it come out so deliciously. That’s why I’m rushing to share this Continue reading

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté – Creamy Lusciousness in a Bowl

Baked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio SautéBaked Polenta with Mushroom Radicchio Sauté Quickly Becomes a Favorite for Cool and Colder Days

I’ve rediscovered polenta. It’s been years since I first made it the traditional way, standing by the stove, stirring a pot of simmering polenta for 35-45 minutes or more. Yes it was delicious, though it’s easy to understand why it never made it onto my monthly or seasonal recipe rotation. Continue reading

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad Begins with a Knockout Dressing

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad Begins with the Dressing

Fall Greens Pear Pecan Caesar Salad – Bright, Creamy, Delicious

A mid-summer visit from “Pie,” a dear friend originally from New Orleans, of course involved food. The menu included a Caesar Salad. With her first bite, Pie declared the Caesar Salad the best ever. With her vote of confidence, I’ve since made the dressing Continue reading

Flageolet Bean Salad – The Caviar of Beans – Tiny, Tender, Delicate

Flageolet Bean Salad – The Caviar of Beans Flageolet Bean Salad with Cucumber, Radishes, Carrots, Scallions & Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

I now belong to a Bean Club. Actually, Steve Sando’s Rancho Gordo Bean Club featuring heirloom beans from around the world. My first Bean Club box arrived a week ago. Wow, such a bounty of beans. Six pounds of new-to-me heirloom beans along with a bag of Turkish bay leaves and Continue reading

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad – Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Herbal and Bright Mediterranean Green Bean Salad with Sweet Pepper, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Hazelnuts, Kalamata Olives & Goat Cheese

One of the advantages of teaching a cooking class or having friends for dinner, I’m driven to perfect unfamiliar recipes. So, there I was with a Mediterranean Green Bean Salad on the upcoming class menu, and only had a recipe to try from the cookbook of a famous chef Continue reading

Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions – What a Revelation ♥ ♥ ♥

Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions Butter Roasted Vidalia Onions – Rich, Sweet, Savory, Mild, Complex, Silken & Fragrant All At the Same Time

Until last Friday, I’d never tasted a Vidalia onion, or even a “sweet” onion. I had heard and thought that sweet onions (including Walla Walla, Maui and Vidalia) were for eating raw rather than for cooking. Not being a fan of raw onions, there was never a reason to buy a sweet onion. Continue reading