Fresh Spring Salads

    Spring time is here! Some of my favorite fresh vegetables and herbs are showing up in the farmer’s markets and grocery stores everywhere. Artichokes, asparagus, tomatoes and spring peas, all fresh from the farm. These five salads showcase some of these vegetables, and are perfect both for serving along with grilled foods or […]

Shaved Purple Asparagus Salad with Kumquat Dressing

This is a salad made from a stolen opportunity. Well, maybe not a stolen opportunity so much as just stolen. My neighbor’s little kumquat tree is right on the street, so when we pass by my girl and I tend to take a few to eat. My sister does it too when she walks over […]

Tangy Kumquat Vinaigrette

One of the great things about living in Southern California is the abundance of fresh, locally grown produce.  Sometimes locally grown literally means your next door neighbor.  My neighbor loves fruit trees, and has lemon, sweet lime, persimmon, and apple trees in her yard.  She also has a kumquat tree, and recently it was so […]