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Category Archives: Salads

Autumn Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Pears & Bacon and Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

Indeed I am still here and enjoying Indian summer (several, actually, one after the other) here in the

Saffron Barley with Asparagus & Shrimp | Recipe

This is one of my most popular dishes from my restaurant days, in its preferred variation. Given that asparagus

Dungeness Crab Salad with Tangelos, Avocado & Celery | Recipe

Considering that I still have not found my soup pots and utensils like wooden spoons and such, my cooking

Warm Farro Salad with Grilled Baby Octopus, Tomatoes and Basil | Recipe

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our regular broadcast of Carmel delights to bring you some delicious

Shrimp Salad with Apples and Celery | Recipe

We are smack in the middle of the Holidays, leading up to the main event, whichever that will be for each of us

Tomato, White Peach & Burrata Summer Salad | Recipe

This colorful and refreshing summer salad came together by chance the other day for my lunch. I snapped a quick

Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad with Bell Peppers, Pastrami and Black Olives

This is one of those dishes that bring back memories of summertime meals al fresco at my family’s home in

Niçoise Salad Hawai’i Style

It always seems to start with a craving, at least for me it does. The thing is, Mariposa – one of my

The Best Coleslaw Ever

As Valerie well knows, I have been craving coleslaw, and eating tons of it, for several months. Clearly my body

Asparagus Mimosa

  I don’t know about you, but I am very much in a spring mode. Here in sunny California spring sort

My Ceviche

In Italy, this dish would likely be called Pesce Marinato con Verdure or possibly Carpaccio di Pesce al Lime

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Kabocha Pumpkin

I have been enjoying quinoa in various preparations for some time. Wait, saying enjoying is a bit much, as I

Avocado, Mozzarella & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago I was suddenly assaulted by a craving for tomatoes. And not just any tomatoes, but those sweet, juicy