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…

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…

Ham & Pea Pasta Salad; family reunions

Pasta Salad with Ham & Peas

I remember going to a family reunion in the 80’s….. Family reunions were a summer staple when I was growing up. There would be my mother’s mother’s family reunion, my mother’s father’s family reunion, my father’s mother’s…… You get the idea. Regardless of which ‘side’ was holding the reunion, it was always held in a … Continue reading…

Steak Caesar Salad, a long day

We still have Romaine left in the garden but the other lettuces have bolted and been pulled for compost. The Romaine will last another few days. but our salad season is almost over. This will likely be the last salad of the season (other then my lunch salads) The good news is the chard is … Continue reading…

Sausage, Red Pepper and Red Bean Salad

I was looking at my food photos from June and saw two that looked alike. Curious as to why I had processed two of the same thing I took a closer look. I apparently made the same salad twice – once with sausages and once with chicken breasts. Obviously we liked the salad. Obviously I … Continue reading…

Barbecued Chicken Salad, not a good morning

Grilled roasted peppers and onions, chicken with a barbecue flavor and a ‘French’ dressing for the salad. All the best things of summer, cooked outdoors…. mon mari is in heaven. I believe I mentioned that we are eating salads for every meal at the moment….. Barbecued Chicken Salad Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 chicken … Continue reading…