Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette – Vibrant Refreshing Salad for Spring

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette –Vibrant Refreshing Salad for SpringSpring Alive — Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette, Scallions, Crisp Apple, Toasted Walnuts

A perfect salad strikes a balance between crisp and tender, crunchy and soft, mild and bold, sweet, tart, pungent and bitter, creamy and textured. Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette strikes that balance perfectly. The combination of both mild and bitter greens, thinly Continue reading

Squash Ribbons and Fennel Salad with Red Quinoa

Squash Ribbons and Fennel Salad with Red QuinoaSquash Ribbons to the Rescue

Tis the season for lots and lots of summer squash. In fact, ever-increasing numbers of summer squash now grace our gardens and farmers’ markets. Squash ribbons can help resolve many a summer squash quandary. They are fun Continue reading

Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette w/ Spring Greens

Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette w/ Spring Greens

Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette – Sweet. Tart. Tangy. Vegan.

Mouthwatering Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette has a flavor that’s sweet, tart and tangy all at the same time. Tremendously tasty when tossed with a variety of flavorful spring greens. Great with grains from quinoa to black rice. Luscious with lentils and roasted vegetables. Continue reading

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & Herbs

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & HerbsInspiration from the July Garden

Last week we celebrated the first raspberries. We enjoyed them unadorned, delighting in their succulence and flavor. This week we’ve felt equally content eating just-picked green beans, fresh tomatoes and herbs in an improvised Green Bean Salad. All inspired by a hanging garden of green beans and our first few ripe and luscious tomatoes. Continue reading

Watermelon Salad w/ Arugula, Feta & Greek Olives

Watermelon Salad w/ Arugula, Feta & Greek OlivesThe Sweet, Salty, Hot & Sour Flavors of Watermelon Salad

You know what watermelon tastes like. Cool and refreshing, satisfyingly juicy and sweet. It’s all those things and more when combined with the salty, hot and sour flavors in Watermelon Salad. An amazing transformation takes place. Continue reading

Lemon-Cured Salmon w/ Arugula Pesto

Lemon Cured Salmon w/ Arugula Pesto & Raw Kale, Cabbage & Jicama SaladThank you, Thomas Keller

We enjoyed the most amazing fillet of salmon yesterday with every bite a revelation. The fresh, wild salmon had a firm, tender and moist texture, crisp-skin and subtle lemon flavor Continue reading

Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto RigatoniSummer’s First Pesto

Arugula grows so beautifully in our tiny garden. During the cooler spring weather it grows into a compact, deep green plant with many long leaves. As soon as the warm weather hits Continue reading