Salade Lyonnaise

We were re-introduced to the Salade Lyonnaise at our delicious anniversary dinner a few weeks ago. I say re-introduced, as David has had more than his fair share of this particular salad at the bakery he used to work at in Portland. He was eager to try his hand at making it himself. It is a brilliant…

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Caesar salad

I always remember being fascinated watching our waiters make Caesar salad from scratch table-side at Hy’s Encore in Vancouver. And it always came out delicious! It was an amazing dance of egg and oil, whipped up with such confidence and efficiency. Tackling such a classic is a bit daunting, but necessary, as it should be…

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Spinach raspberry salad with feta and honey-roasted walnuts

I have never utilized raspberries enough, I’ve decided. Blackberries are my favourite in pies. Blueberries are fantastic as a snack, easily knocked back by the handful. Strawberries, to me, are always the big glamourous berry, hogging the culinary spotlight in their sexy-in-an-obvious-kind-of-way. But I seem to severely under-utilize the raspberry. Enter: Costco deal on raspberries!…

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Summer solstice fruit salad

In honour of the summer solstice, a light, refreshing fruit salad was in order. I am a major fan of most fruits (which I’m perhaps delusionally believing will make up for my avoidance of vegetables), and summer is always an enjoyable period, as numerous varieties of fruits are widely available and relatively inexpensive. However, as…

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Salade Niçoise

With a peek of sunshine today and some vague inkling of Spring on the horizon, I thought I’d finally try this light, Spring-y salad to get into the swing of things. Salad Niçoise, from the city of Nice in the Côte d’Azur, is such an iconic French dish that I was rather surprised we’d never…

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Jícama-avocado salad with pomegranate-lime dressing

In a desire to attempt to be somewhat healthy (or at least include some element that could be construed as healthy in our meals), I snagged a Salad cookbook during our recent excursion to a used bookstore in Evanston. In browsing through, I was intrigued by the inclusion of pomegranate in a salad. I love…

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Spinach salad with mustard balsamic vinaigrette

Anyone who knows me will know that I have not been a fan of the vegetables. I have often had to be dragged kicking and screaming to a plateful, which, even then, will still need to be doused in some seriously unhealthy things like cheese, cream or bacon fat, for me to even consider consuming…

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