Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

With our last fresh harvest of spinach we often savor a hearty spinach salad with hot bacon dressing using the young, tender leaves of our perpetual spinach, also called leaf beet.

Add Crunch to Summer Salads with Breadsticks

Crunchy Breadsticks make the perfect partner for a summer salad. More fun than a crouton, these breadsticks can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

Grilled Nectarine Salad

Use ripe but still firm stone fruits for grilling and add them to your summer salad!

Esalen Institute’s Kale Salad Recipe

Savor this kale salad from the Esalen Institute using local (if not your own) fresh greens until you get an opportunity to visit Esalen yourself one day.

Brussels Sprouts and Salad Surprise

I harvested the last of our Brussels sprouts last week, and they were delicious. After washing them, I peeled off the outer leaves, then cut them each in half. I put about 2 tablespoons of water and the same amount of butter in the bottom of a lidded pot, turned it onto medium heat and tossed in the sprouts.

mushroom salad mushrooms

Recipe: Mushroom Salad

The mushroom salad I had in Italy featured delicious, prized mushrooms called ovoli (Amanita caesarea), or Caesar’s mushrooms, but almost any mushroom with character can be substituted. This “small plate” mushroom salad was one of the best things I ate while in Italy last week, and that’s saying something because I ate a lot of […]

Apple Salad with Gorgonzola and Almonds

Ingredients 1/2 pound crisp apples, any kind, cored but not peeled, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1/2 cup chopped celery 3 T. diced red onion 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1/3 cup sliced almonds spinach, romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves Dressing 1 T. olive oil  1 T. lemon juice 1 T. apple cider vinegar 1 T. […]

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