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Swiss Green Salad (Nüsslisalat) with Creamy Dressing and Chopped Egg

What is Nüsslisalat, you ask? It’s a tender green, usually grown in the fall in Switzerland and Germany, a type of corn salad. But don’t worry – you can substitute romaine lettuce and spinach and get to enjoy this simple … Continue reading

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Fresh Veggie Chow Chow

This isn’t any ordinary chow chow – it’s Veggie Chow! A tangy mix of crunchy, pickled fresh veggies that you can spoon into salads to add colour and zing, or pile onto a burger, or stir into eggs. Add it … Continue reading

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Honey Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette

A light and tangy orange vinaigrette sweetened with honey and a touch of ginger. Whip it up quickly, and keep it in your fridge for whenever the salad mood hits. Anyone else out there have a box of shriveled, hardening, mandarin … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Mason Jar Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Beat the lunch-making-blahs with an easy, colourful mason jar salad. Kids will love helping prepare it as much as eating it. And it makes fantastic adult lunches, too! Cooking with Meredith Make up a mason jar salad. It’s: Crunchy. Sweet. … Continue reading

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Summer Herb Vinaigrette and Zucchini Salad

Drizzle this zesty herb vinaigrette over summer salads, plop onto steamed or baked potatoes, or dress up some grilled salmon, chicken breasts, or steak. Serve it with spiralized zucchini salad and you’ll have a feast for your eyes and your … Continue reading

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Citrus Spruce Tip Salad

Toss together a spruce tip salad with bright citrus fruits, crunchy vegetables, and the unique herbal flavour of those tender young tips at the ends of the branches on the spruce tree in your back yard.  I know, I know. … Continue reading

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Green Salad with Spruce Tips – a Springtime Treat

Pick a handful of soft new spruce tips from your backyard tree to add a wonderfully interesting flavour to a spring salad – herby, resiny, and softly citrusy. My yard has been sleeping. I’ve been waiting so patiently for the … Continue reading

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Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad and Northern Gardening in the Spring

A zesty bean salad stuffed with good things like tuna, red pepper and artichoke hearts makes a great salad-as-a-meal and is easy to make ahead for picnics, potlucks, and packed lunches, so you can get outside and spend time in … Continue reading

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Wowee! Watermelon Salsa

A refreshing twist on a summer classic. Serve this sweet and spicy watermelon salsa in a simple carved watermelon bowl to really wow your guests! Don’t you love it when old (not in age or spirit – just in the … Continue reading

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Sweet and Zippy Mango Salad with Mango Chipotle Dressing

This bright and sparkling mango salad is not just beautiful, but also tasteful with sweet juicy mangoes perfectly balanced with a zippy chipotle sauce. Don’t you just love eating something that makes you want to – no, need to – … Continue reading

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