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Grilled Endive Salad

September 14, 2014


Though summer may be winding down, I fully intend to use my new BBQ through the fall and hopefully into the winter months. Basically I want to grill everything… all the time, and I have been. Among the many new things I have been grilling lately, the endive stands out as a particular favourite with a very distinct taste. The spicy and crisp texture of this lovely vegetable is mellowed and becomes almost sweet when you charr it on the grill. Not only does it look stunning but it provides a lively new base for a more unconventional salad.

I served the endive with a creamy yogurt dressing, avocado, apples and fresh basil. This salad has already earned a place in my regular meal rotation so there will likely be other variations to come!

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Featured, Salads

The Classic Kale Salad

May 3, 2014

I think most people have tried a variety of this salad because it’s easy to make, tasty, and kale is healthy… everyone loves kale…Great for quick weeknight dinners and even once dressed holds up nicely for lunch the next day.

Ali (Graham’s mom) first prepared this salad for us and pointed out that the key is to chiffonade the kale. Continue Reading…


Solid Gold Beets

May 3, 2014


Golden beets are lovely, golden beets are fine, Graham bought way to many last week, so we’ve been eating them all the time!

Another Easter dinner dish, these beets are easy to make, attractive, and very tasty! My advice when making beets (especially if you have large ones) is to start them right away because these ones took 1.5 hours (with some replenishments of water required). They are done when you can pierce them easily with a fork. Once you’ve boiled your beets there are oh-so-many possibilities but I have been using the scalloped salad approach recently… mostly because it looks nice.

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Holiday, Photos, Salads, Seafood

Easter Dinner – Photo Gallery

May 1, 2014

This year we had two delicious, seafood inspired dinners with family and friends.