Grilled Sugar Pie Pumpkin and Green Apple Salad with Yogurt Pesto

It’s pumpkin season again, so prepare yourself to see all things cinderella, buttercup, royal acorn, hubbard and jack o’lantern on my blog over the next few months.  I’m kicking things off with an amazing autumn salad! The inspiration for this salad came from spending the day with my family at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm.  One […]

Avocado and Celeriac Salad with King Crab and Creamy Grapefruit Dressing

My dad always buys these huge boxes of frozen king crab legs, the downstairs freezer is always full of them. Since I frequent my parents house on a regular basis, I feel that they also belong to me.  I’m a firm believer that’s it’s the duty of offspring to capitalize on their parents gains…circle of […]

Market Greens with Fresh Lovage and French Radish Poppy Seed Dressing

Despite getting to the farmers market rather late last weekend, I still managed to make out with an impressive haul of fresh herbs and salad greens from August Organics.  Among them was a beautiful bunch of red vein sorrel and a few stalks of ever potent lovage. Lovage has a strong and fragrant celery flavor, […]

Black Radish Salad with Steamed Broccoli Leaves and Fresh Cilantro Pesto

This was my first time ever finding or working with black radishes…mind you, I’ve probably walked by them before, thinking they were just really dirty beets.  They’re huge, about double or triple the size of a standard red radish and slightly more pungent.  I’m a fan of added heat in my recipes, so this was exciting […]

Papaya and Avocado Salad with Spicy Honey-Grapefruit Dressing

Another salad recipe…I warned you, there’s going to be a lot of salad this summer.  This one really needs no introduction, so I’ll let the pictures do all the talking! I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I will come up with any excise to use my mandolin slicer…that’s exactly what happened here.  I went […]

Grilled Forelle Pear and Artichoke Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese Drizzle

On my last trip to the Italian Centre Shop I managed to score some teeny-tiny forelle pears and beautiful mini artichokes.  I couldn’t resist the idea of turning these mini’s into something major! I love grilled artichokes, so I knew some kind of warm summer salad was in the cards for these ingredients. In addition […]