Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado;  La Félibrée IV

Salmon & Avocado Salad

Our lettuce is finished. I always plant Romaine last as it’s slow to bolt and usually lasts us well into July. What I didn’t realize is that extreme heat causes it (and everything else in the potager) to stop. I did not Google this and have done no research, but my first hand experience is … Continue reading…

Lemony Chicken Salad

Lemon Chicken Salad

The theme for Monday Posts in July is Salads. All types of salads – although there are only 4 Mondays I shall try for variety. Last month I did ‘side’ salads; this month they will be main course salads. We love main course salads and have them for dinner 3 or 4 times a week … Continue reading…

Barley Salad with Asparagus; hot

Barley & Asparagus

This is the end of the asparagus. Last week there were piles of white asparagus and baskets of green asparagus. This week there were a few bunches of skinny green asparagus and a small tray of white. I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the weather. We have had unseasonably warm temps for … 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…

Summer Squash Salad; and then there was one

This is a very simple salad using small squashes. You do know you should pick them when they are small, right? I was running out of ideas, it was hot, I had an abundance of herbs and a forgotten lemon in the firdge. Thus a recipe is born. We liked it as a salad. Mon … Continue reading…

Easy Home-Made Salad Dressings

Simple salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

I seem to be breaking all of my self-imposed, arbitrary rules lately. In this case I’m posting multiple recipes at the same time. I could drag it out, do six separate posts with photos, but that would be excruciatingly boring for everyone. Besides, photos of salad dressings are bland at best. And I wanted to … Continue reading…