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…

Turkey, Feta, White Bean Salad; bat in the house

Turkey Feta Salad

Last year we had so much lettuce I nearly filled our compost container to over-flowing. We ate it twice a day for weeks and it never looked like we picked any. I gave it to neighbors and friends by the sackful. This year, after stringing CD’s everywhere, we manged to have 4 main course dinner … Continue reading…

Chicken Teriyaki Salad; using French words

Teriyaki Salad

I have a French potager. Well, of course I do. I also have French doors and windows and everything else…. I live in France. But my potager has taken it a step further…. It has French language cd’s floating above it. In my efforts to convince the birds to leave my lettuce and chard alone … Continue reading…

Shrimp & Asparagus Salad on Spinach; problems?

shrimp spinach salad

There is still no bread flour or whole wheat flour available – at least not that I have found. Happily, for mon mari, lock-down has been lifted and he feels comfortable going to his favorite bakery for bread. Even better, one of the local asparagus growers has been parking his truck by the bakery and … Continue reading…

Spinach Salad with Poached Eggs; aphids & keyboards

Spinach Salad

I no longer attempt to grow spinach in my potager. The first few years it was prolific and I had enough spinach for lots of salads. lots of gratins, and lots of soup for the freezer. Then the ants moved in. With the ants come the aphids (the ants farm aphids) and the aphids destroy … Continue reading…

Lemon Chicken and Spinach Salad; normal?

Lemon Chicken

This is a spring dish…. not winter comfort food but not yet summer grilling. It’s another favorite of ours. I seem to be revisiting past favorite dishes…. Is any one else doing that? Maybe it’s a subconscious effort to make life go back to normal. Of course it’s not working. Life going forward will be … Continue reading…

Salade Niçoise; jack-in-the-pulpit

Salad Niçoise

As with everything considered a classic, there are a lot of variations on a proper ‘Salade Niçoise’. Some have radishes; some bell peppers; some, like mine, have potatoes and green beans. All have olives and hard boiled eggs and tomatoes. All are on a bed of lettuce. Most have canned tuna; some have anchovies; some … Continue reading…