Spring is springing and soon we’ll be segueing from winter oven cooking to summer grilling. This carrot salad is another one of our more popular market sides and while it’s fantastic in summer when good carrots abound at your favorite farmers market, it makes a great side for spring dishes. For example, this will pairContinue reading “Grated Carrot Salad (Carottes Râpées)”
Summer has arrived! It’s hot and steamy and I’m actually happy about it. After the cold and rain we had for past month I’m ecstatic to be using the central AC these days. Food wise, hot days require cold salads and this corn and lentil salad is good for when summer is in full swing.
Not gonna lie, the Flavor Bible I bought in New Orleans is getting a lot of use and I think it’s probably one of the best kitchen/cooking investments anyone can make. It will bring your cooking to a new level and I am definitely using it when I get stuck like last Friday. My conundrumContinue reading “Cranberry and Orange Farro Salad”
As promised here’s the second part of last week’s NOLA inspired dish of Ginger Beer Pork Cheeks. These lentils are a really flavorful side dish which, while fantastic when paired with the pork cheeks, can easily stand on its own as a separate dish or even side salad. Like revenge I think they’re best servedContinue reading “Yellow Lentils with Pickled Ginger and Watercress”
I always enjoy when Cheryl picks out recipes for Sunday Dinner. It’s kind of like a mystery ingredient box, I don’t know what she’ll pick and she usually picks a recipe or two we’ve never tried. This past weekend she picked up the Food & Wine magazine I hadn’t even read yet and decided aContinue reading “Cucumber Fennel Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing”
Been pretty hot lately so this Cucumber Zucchini Tomato Salad is a great cooler for those days you want to beat the heat. Yeah that’s right, it’s another freaking salad. It’s been heat wave, cool down, heat wave here in Chicago this summer which has made it interesting cooking-wise. One week I want nothing toContinue reading “More Summer Salad: Cucumber, Zucchini, and Tomato Salad”
Lately I’ve been talking about refreshing your grilling skills as we get closer to Memorial Day and the official start of summer. Very important of course, but one area you shouldn’t neglect in your preparation are salads. I was inspired to make the first potato salad of the summer since we had absolutely gorgeous ChicagoContinue reading “Get Ready for Summer Salads! Potato Salad with Eggs and Dill”