Shrimp & White Bean Salad; red rose

Shrimp, White Bean Salad

We’re eating more beans these days, thanks to my Instant Pot. They are so easy to make and taste so much better that I have been making some almost every week. It’s been especially nice during the spring months when I normally have to buy vegetables. Starting this week we’ll be eating vegetables from the … Continue reading…

Chicken Salad, Niçoise-Style; the potager

Chicken Salad Niçoise

Yes, I know that there is no such thing as Chicken Niçoise Salad. Salade Niçoise is a classic French recipe which has specific ingredients. It’s not an idea to be interpreted. It has canned, not fresh tuna. It has green beans, not yellow beans. Some of the vegetables are cooked, others are not. I would … Continue reading…

Steak & Mushroom Salad; bio lettuce

Mushroom & Steak Salad

The lettuce I planted was red. The hearts were a pale green. As the spring wore on the outer, dark red leaves became more and more ‘holey’ thanks to the little gray slugs that live there. As the lettuce got larger the little gray slugs were joined by little snails. I actually prefer the snails … Continue reading…

Salad with Smoked Salmon; lizard rescue

Salad with Salmon

Some of you may wonder why I always add potatoes to our main course salads. I don’t. Sometimes I add rice or quinoa. Sometimes, we just stop at the bakery and buy some interesting bread to have… but, usually we forget. The reason we always have carbs with our salad is because mon mari is … Continue reading…

Salad with Grilled Chicken; state of the potager

Salad with Grilled Chicken

When I planted the lettuce sets at the end of March the blurb that came with them said they would be ready in 4 weeks. I expected to have 36 heads of lettuce ready to eat on May 1. I didn’t expect to have such unseasonably cold weather. Lettuce is supposed to like cold weather…. … Continue reading…

Grilled Chicken and Potato Salad; It’s easy, he said

Potato Chicken Salad

I know it’s August, but I still have a few salad recipes to post. It’s still summer and lots of people actually buy lettuce so they can enjoy it for more then the short growing season. For more ambitious gardeners, one can plant lettuce now to harvest in the cooler days of September. The salad … Continue reading…