Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad

November 23, 2009

One of my friends suggested that this should be called “Hello Fall, I love you” salad, and I think she is right.  With roasted butternut squash, fresh pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans, and gruyere cheese, this salad epitomizes several of my favorite flavors of the season.  Pomegranates are in season now (so is squash), and I […]


Farmer’s Market Creamy Salad

September 16, 2009

I cannot get over the quality and variety of my new local farmer’s market.  The one I used to love in the city paled in comparison to the size and breadth of my current favorite weekend location.  We decided to bring the puppy last week.  Unfortunately, she got sick in the car on the way […]

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Strawberry and Bacon Balsamic Salad

September 4, 2009

This was the salad that I served with the soufflé.  Light and simple (I know, who calls anything made with bacon light? ha.  But it does feel like a light side dish). I added just a few slices of cheese to dress the salad up a bit, but it really didn’t need it since the […]


Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

August 10, 2009

Mayonnaise is a bane of my existence.  I have never ever liked it, and only if its flavor is so well hidden that I cannot taste it will I even tolerate it.  I have no idea why, that’s just how it is.  There are a number of foods that I have never liked, including mayo, […]


Tomato and Cucumber Salad Boats

July 9, 2009

I certainly am on a theme of stuffing various produce with other food aren’t I?  First strawberries, then pears, and now cucumbers, haha. This was a quick little salad I whipped up for an afternoon snack/light meal.  This is very easy, and only a few ingredients – cucumbers, tomatoes, mozzarella, onion, salt, pepper, oil and […]


Salad of Gorgonzola Stuffed Poached Pears

July 7, 2009

I also made this appetizer dish for the Independence Day celebration with my family – it isn’t really “4th of July” or “red white and blue” themed, but it IS delicious!  The poached pears were sweet and contrasted the pungent gorgonzola cheese well.  The peppery watercress (and the watercress I bought WAS peppery!) added yet […]