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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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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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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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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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Macaroni Salad with Two Dressings

Nothing beats a traditional macaroni salad for your summer picnic or barbecue. Customize it with your favourite veggies and dressing to please all appetites. I won! I won! I won! Well, I didn’t really win, but I did win second … 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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Ham ‘n Egg Salad, Hazelnut Flax Crackers, and Asparagus with Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Summertime meals need to be easy and delicious. This one is all that. Easy homemade flax crackers, savoury egg salad, and fresh asparagus with a tasty, nutty vinaigrette. Ahhhh. . .  It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy – or … Continue reading

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Green, Green, Green and White Quinoa Salad (with Asparagus, Cucumbers and Peas)

I love the colours of this salad – all the soft green shades of spring-going-into-summer. Our asparagus patch is providing us with a bounty of thick, crisp stalks to steam, grill, roast and eat raw in salads. What a treat … Continue reading

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Bacon, Egg and Spinach Salad with Mustard and Miso Vinaigrette

Bacon and eggs? Breakfast for supper? Yes, please! Who says no to that? Toss together tender and flavourful baby spinach leaves with a handful of crunchy sunflower seeds, some crisp bacon slices, perfectly boiled fresh eggs and a robust, grainy … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette – Family Favorite Salad Dressing

  Every now and then I buy a bottle of commercial salad dressing, thinking how quick and handy it will be, and it invariably gets old and rancid in the back of the refrigerator. It’s usually too sweet – we … Continue reading

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