Farro Salad – Farro, Pomegranate, Belgium Endive Salad

Farro salad

  This Farro Salad has a lot going on. Which, is how it should be. A great salad has all of the flavour elements, sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami. And this farro salad is all that. Sweet grapes, tart pomegranate, bitter endive and radicchio, salty capers, and a little splash of tamari for umami, allRead more

Sunomono Salad, A Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Sunomono Salad

I love Sunomono Salad. Like so many Japanese dishes, the simplicity of the carefully chosen ingredients allow the main one to shine. In this case the main ingredient is cucumber. Somehow a simple dressing of rice vinegar, sugar and tamari, tart and sweet, elevate the cucumber into something more. In a  sunomono salad, cucumber somehow seems toRead more

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad

Right now is the brief window of time when we can get fresh local corn, and this Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad is one of my ways to take advantage of it. Grilling is an easy way to cook corn on the cob and grilling the corn adds a wonderful smoky flavour to this southwestern inspired salad,Read more

Grilled Apricot & Arugula Salad

Grilled Apricot & Arugula Salad

I have fresh, tree ripened apricots just picked from my neighbour’s tree. This makes me very happy, and I intend to make some jam. I wanted to save some of these golden lovelies for the barbecue, though, because we love to grill fruit as well as veggies. Really, we like to grill pretty much anything. Then I sawRead more

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage with Caraway Seed

Quick Pickled Red Cabbage, is really purple cabbage, but it turns red in the pickling brine. As explained in a previous post, purple cabbage is a PH indicator. It turns red in acidic conditions (purple in neutral, and green or yellow in alkaline, cool huh?).  So now I’m calling it Red Cabbage. After making PurpleRead more

Turkey & Pomegranate Salad with Bacon and Toasted Walnuts

I love turkey. It’s a versatile protein that can be enjoyed in all sorts of recipes. Check out the delicious variety of great recipes, as well as how to videos, prep and serving information on the Turkey Farmers of Canada’s awesome website http://www.tastyturkey.ca/ Turkey has a special affinity for tart and fruity complements, which mostly makes people think aboutRead more