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Shredded salad with sweet and tangy dressing

March 30, 2024

Shredded salad with hazelnuts and sweet and tangy dressing. For the salad I used carrots and watermelon radish shredded with a vegetable peeler shredding blade. I added radicchio cut into thin strips with a knife (not torn) and chopped parsley.  Add a handful of dried cranberries and toss everything together.  Dressing:1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon Dijon1 tablespoon cider vinegar4 tablespoons olive oilCombine ingredients and whisk to emulsify. Toss the salad with some of the dressing.... View Article

Roasted cherry tomatoes with bocconcini

March 22, 2024

Roasted tomatoes on the vine with bocconcini. I roasted the tomatoes in the air fryer at 400F for 3 minutes but drizzled them with olive oil first.  Add salt and pepper after they are done. Serve with bocconcini, a drizzle of balsamic and good bread.  Not sure how you feel about air fryers. I didn’t at first and gave away my first one (a few years ago) but bought one again recently and love it.... View Article

Japanese watermelon raddish salad

March 22, 2024

Morning. Still trying to get over the Japan trip jet lag. If I comment on your post at 2:00 am you know why. So I bought a Japanese cookbook by @cheftimanderson and I am having fun with it. The book is called #yourhomeizakayaand has wonderful, accessible recipes. I have marked quite a few to make.  This beautiful pink salad is grated watermelon radish with a sweet and salty dressing and nori shreds on top. I find it very... View Article

Shredded Salad with Hazelnuts and sweet and tangy dressing

March 22, 2024

Shredded salad with hazelnuts and sweet and tangy dressing. For the salad I used carrots and watermelon radish shredded with a vegetable peeler shredding blade. I added radicchio cut into thin strips with a knife (not torn) and chopped parsley.  Add a handful of dried cranberries and toss everything together.  Dressing:1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon Dijon1 tablespoon cider vinegar4 tablespoons olive oilCombine ingredients and whisk to emulsify. Toss the salad with some of the dressing.... View Article

Israeli Salad

September 2, 2021

This is a no-recipe salad you can whip up in no time and it goes well with many dishes. I know it as an Israeli salad and there it is served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To make dice tomatoes and cucumbers and chop an onion, combining them in a bowl. Quantities are up to you. Make sure you keep all the juices from cutting the tomatoes in the bowl. Add a big handful of... View Article

Bitter Greens Salad with Figs, Gorgonzola and Caramel Walnuts

May 29, 2021

What kind of salad do you like? This is a bitter greens salad with ripe fresh figs, Gorgonzola dolce, caramel walnuts and a honey vinaigrette. Not too bitter…not too sweet…it is just right….Use radicchio, endive and some other mild greens for balance and colour (not arugula, it will be too much bitter). Toast walnuts with a little sugar in a skillet until sugar melts and caramelizes around the walnuts. Let them dry on parchment .... View Article

Grilled Romaine

May 29, 2021

Not much kitchen work this morning as we were planting a few more herbs and edible flowers on the rooftop patio. I did fire up the grill briefly for this grilled romaine with croutons, Parmesan and capers crunched up in a skillet, all nicely married with a simple vinaigrette. Going to enjoy it outside. To make, heat up a grill or a grill pan (preferably ridged) to high heat. Cut the romaine in half vertically... View Article

Mezze Party

May 28, 2021

I haven’t blogged in ages but thought I should put all my instagram recipes to the blog for ease of searching. I use the blog, at least in the past, as my own little cookbook reminding me of recipes I made and I my kids use it now and then to make things they remember from home. I believe that I have disconnected the mailing list at least temporarily now that I am doing an... View Article

Cucumber and zucchini ribbons salad with radishes, ricotta, lemon and dill

May 21, 2020

Spring salads are so good because this is the time farmers get their first greens and the quality os superb. This is a simple salad made with thinly sliced ribbons of cucumbers and zucchini, beautiful local radishes and local fresh ricotta, all brought together with fresh dill, shoots, lemon and dill oil. If you are not inclined to make dill oil use good olive oil.

Sage Pesto

September 5, 2019

Sage pesto Here is an easy recipe for a pesto that doesn’t use basil and goes well with vegetables. Sage grows in my rooftop garden as a perennial that comes back strong and vigorous every year. In fact I had to cut it back early in the season to prevent it from going too wild. I make this pesto much like a basil pesto but changed the core ingredients to sage and pistachios or walnuts... View Article

Nasturtium butter and nasturtium salt

July 17, 2019

  This year we have a profusion of nasturtiums growing on our rooftop patio. They are edible (no pesticides here), and peppery flowers and leaves and can be incorporated as garnish or otherwise into food I cook. Here are a couple of simple ideas that are easy to execute and fun to make and serve.   Nasturtium butter Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature 3 tablespoons or so chopped nasturtium flowers About 3... View Article

Fennel salad with parmesan croutons

May 18, 2018

  A good lunch salad is an art and takes a little imagination but it doesn’t have to be complicated. I was leafing through a Donna Hay cookbook last night when saw a fennel and chicken salad and decided to translate it to a vegetarian version and change the dressing. I liked the croutons idea so went with that. The fennel has to be sliced thinly, like they do in Italy, and then marinated for... View Article