Category: Salads

Sensational Summer Salads

Sensational Summer Salads

I am offering short cooking classes at Havyn, my friend Felicia’s new co-working space in Darien. They are every second Tuesday in July and August at 4pm. The format is demonstration, and you get to take home dinner! Below are the recipes from the first […]

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Best Salad Ever!

Best Salad Ever!

I am so excited about this recipe! Have you noticed that salads have moved up in the world? No longer relegated to the side of your plate, salads are taking center stage. A dish in their own right. The recipe I am sharing today is […]

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Pulled Pork with Homemade Coleslaw

Pulled Pork with Homemade Coleslaw

Pulled Pork Revisited I am beginning to realize that what I call pulled pork might not meet the rigorous standards of barbecue aficionados.  But it works for me and is super easy. This recipe was offered by my wonderful neighbor, Mary McGee, although the original […]

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Salad Niçoise with roasted Salmon

Salad Niçoise with roasted Salmon

Salad Niçoise – Classic French Dish (apologies if you have seen this already, trying to test my website, as it seems to have stopped sending emails properly, if you receiving this for the first time love to hear from you) Salad Niçoise is a classic […]

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Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate  and Sliced Broccoli

Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Sliced Broccoli

Vegetarian Challenge Alan and I are continuing with the vegetarian challenge. So far we are finding it very easy, last night was a stir fry. On Saturday night I made Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Sliced Broccoli salad . […]

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Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

This quinoa with roasted butternut squash is one of my favourite salads to make in the winter months. It is great for feeding a crowd. The dish also looks really pretty with its combination of orange butternut squash and ruby red pomegranate seeds,. My summer […]

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Coronation Chicken and other Tea Sandwiches (Includes Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney)

Coronation Chicken and other Tea Sandwiches (Includes Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney)

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches For four years the Fabulous girls and I offered Afternoon Tea at the Darien Community Association, the DCA in Darien, Connecticut. I am currently living in Denmark but the fabulous Vicky, a superb professional pastry chef, is now catering Teas at the […]

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Pecans

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Pecans

So who would have thought that the humble sprout would become so ‘popular’ ( you have to toss your hair and think ‘Wicked’ as you say this).  Soggy sprouts are banished forever as their new, sexier, roasted cousins hit the scene.  Add the cranberries and […]

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Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

As we are just getting to know each other, I want to share all my absolutely favorite, foolproof, you will love me and be so impressed, recipes with you. I also have, however, to warn you about my tendency to vagueness.  This pasta dish is a […]

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Texas Coleslaw

Texas Coleslaw

This new coleslaw was served as part of the New Orleans and the South American Art Lecture lunch.  It is a slightly punchier version of the traditional coleslaw with spices and herbs which give it a little kick.  It pairs very well with pulled pork or […]

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Green Beans with Roasted Corn and Manchego

Green Beans with Roasted Corn and Manchego

Perfect Summer Salad This salad takes fresh summer ingredients, sweetcorn and green beans, and balances all that healthy goodness with a large amount of finely grated cheese! Delicious! You can cook both the beans and sweetcorn in advance and just finish the corn at the […]

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B.B.’s Asian Slaw

B.B.’s Asian Slaw

My neighbor BB very kindly invited me to play bridge at her house this summer with some of her bridge crew. Afterwards she served us supper and introduced me to this delicious asian slaw.  She suggested serving it with some cooked chicken, pork or shrimp. […]

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Summer Quinoa

Summer Quinoa

I have found a fantastic combination of ingredients to make what I, with great imagination, am calling my ‘Summer Quinoa’.  To be honest, add any green vegetable you have to hand although the combination of avocado, asparagus and sugar snaps is particularly pleasing.  I have […]

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Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

  I already have a few lentil recipes on this site, but I suddenly had a need to make one with cranberry compote. I suspect this cranberry compote will turn up again as it is so pretty and would work well with all sorts of […]

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Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

Print Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans Category: Lunch, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes Servings: 6 Ingredients Salad Greens one beautifully ripe pear, cut into half, cored and sliced two ounces of stilton or gorgonzola, crumbled dried cranberries one large […]

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Greens with Beets, Oranges and Goat Cheese

Greens with Beets, Oranges and Goat Cheese

Fabulous winter salad using beets, oranges, fennel, persimmons and goat cheese

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Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

This is one of those accidental salads, which happened because  I undercooked the potatoes first time round.  I then threw them into the oven and the combination of hot roasted potatoes and a mustardy dressing was so good, did I mention my potato obsession, that […]

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Essential Summer Salad Dressings

Essential Summer Salad Dressings

There are a couple of posts coming your way.  I have been playing with salads this summer and really want to add them to my archives.  I am starting with some essential summer salad dressing which are the building blocks for many of the dishes […]

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Coleslaw

Coleslaw

I love home made coleslaw and this  pairs particularly well with the pulled pork, although my favorite combination is coleslaw and home baked ham.  I think my dad first started making this when I was young, certainly it has always been part of  my food […]

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Lentils with Kale and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Lentils with Kale and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

So I already have one lentil recipe on my site but I made this version and am really excited that I managed to include both kale and sprouts, you really can’t get more on trend than this!

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