Chicken Salad

“Made with sour cream and dill, this has a nice zing to it.” INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 1/3 cup light sour cream 1 teaspoon dried dill 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped 2 roasted chickens from the grocery store DIRECTIONS Remove meat from chickens and chop into cubes. Mix dressing ingredients… Read more »

Sauteed Rice With Vegetables

“A bright and colourful way to use left-over cooked rice. In the summer substitute whatever fresh vegetables you have in the garden.  Serve it warm as a side dish or cold as a rice salad.” INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup onions, diced small 1 cup mushrooms (cremini and shitake) diced small 2 cloves… Read more »

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

“A salty-tangy salad that looks colourful made with tri-colour pasta .” INGREDIENTS 3-4 cups tri-color fusilli 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1/2 small zucchini (green or yellow) chopped 1/3 red onion chopped or sliced into 1 inch lengths 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine 30-40 pitted kalamata olives chopped in half 1/4 cup salami (thin slices chopped… Read more »

Greek Pasta Salad

“There are not many store-bought salad dressings that I like however this one makes a great quick pasta salad. The vegetables in this salad often depend upon what is availabe in the garden or what I have in the fridge. Sometimes I add zucchini, sometimes I use swiss chard instead of spinach.” INGREDIENTS 1 cup… Read more »

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

“A terrific summertime salad with tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden. If you are entertaining, try Bocconcini, Cherry Tomato and Basil Skewers for a similar taste in an easy to eat version.” INGREDIENTS tomatoes, sliced thick bocconcini cheese, sliced thick basil olive oil balsamic vinegar salt DIRECTIONS Arrange tomatoes and cheese in overlapping slices… Read more »

Taco Salad

“Who doesn’t love taco salad? This one is a vegetarian version which I prefer as it is a bit lighter tasting.” INGREDIENTS 1 large container sour cream 1 large cream cheese 1 taco seasoning mix 1 – 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated lettuce grated tomatoes diced onions diced DIRECTIONS Mix sour cream, cream cheese and… Read more »

Raw Swiss Chard, Kale and Feta Salad

With summer comes an abundance of swiss chard and kale in the garden. While we often eat our greens stir fried with garlic, I also love this recipe as a great way to eat the greens raw. Use younger greens for a more tender taste, although they do not have to be baby sized. INGREDIENTS… Read more »

Spinach Strawberry Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

“A refreshing summer salad great when strawberries and spinach are fresh from the garden.” INGREDIENTS spinach mushrooms, sliced onions, sliced strawberries, sliced 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vinegar 1/2 small onion, minced 1 cup salad oil 1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds DIRECTIONS Put sugar, mustard, salt, vinegar and… Read more »

Spinach, Apple and Glazed Onion Salad

“Another great salad recipe for entertaining. You can serve this salad warm however I prefer it at room temperature. ” INGREDIENTS 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces 1 small onion, diced 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup toasted pecans 8 cups torn spinach leaves 2 apples, diced salt & pepper 1/4 cup apple cider… Read more »

Red Wine Vinaigrette with Romaine and Feta

“I love this recipe with romaine.” INGREDIENTS 1 head of romaine cherry tomatoes cucumber, cut in pieces 3 ounces feta cheese black olives 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard with seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS Mix dressing ingredients and let stand… Read more »