Beet Salad with Grapefruit, Blue Cheese & Walnuts

Beet Salad with Grapefruit & Blue Cheese

A Beet & Grapefruit Salad is delicious anytime, but especially nice at this time of year when citrus fruits are in season. In this salad, I combined sweet roasted beets and tart grapefruit. Toasty walnuts and blue cheese are perfect complements. This beet salad is perfect for packed lunches, and a lovely starter for aRead more

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

I’m finishing up my series on ancient grains with a buckwheat salad. Buckwheat, because of its name, is sometimes confusing to people. Buckwheat is not Wheat Buckwheat isn’t actually a grain. In fact, buckwheat has no relation to wheat at all. It’s really a seed, and the plant is a relative of rhubarb. However, it is very similar toRead more

Farro Salad – Farro, Pomegranate, Belgium Endive Salad

Farro salad

This Farro Salad has a lot going on. Which, is how it should be, in every salad. A great salad has all of the flavour elements, sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami. (Umami is best described as a savory, meaty taste. Food examples of umami are mushrooms, soy sauce, miso, or Parmesan cheese). And thisRead 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 seemsRead more