Crunchy Quinoa Arugula Salad with Shredded Carrots & Sliced Almonds

Crunchy Quinoa Arugula Salad with Sliced Almonds and Shredded Carrots / Patty's Food

I love a simple Summer salad, especially one with a little crunch in every bite.  Enter shredded carrots and sliced almonds to add that crunch.  This salad is so simple that you could make it from ingredients found at a grocery store salad bar or you could prepare your own quinoa and slice your own […]

grilled avocado, corn and blueberry baby kale salad with a chipotle lime vinaigrette

Grilled Avocado, blueberry and corn kale salad / Patty's Food

I think it’s time to share a salad recipe.  Grilled avocado, corn and blueberry baby kale salad with a chipotle lime vinaigrette sounds good to me.  This is a quick easy salad recipe with a lot of Summer flavors.  Don’t be afraid of grilling the avocado slices, that’s kind of fun to do using a […]

Mango Blueberry Kale salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing

Mango Blueberry Kale Salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing / Patty's Food

This is the last day of our two week vacation to Central Oregon or to be more precise, to Powell Butte, Oregon.  My home away from home has been at Brasada Ranch on Alfalfa Road in Powell Butte, Oregon and I guess I’m ready to return home but maybe not really.  Except for the smoky […]

Arugula, Apricot and Walnut Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette

Arugula and Apricot Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette / Patty's Food

  One more recipe with apricots but this time I’m sharing a savory salad using apricots with toasted walnuts, arugula dressed in a tangy apricot-pinot noir vinaigrette and a locally made sheep’s milk cheese shaved over the top.  The local cheese is Weirauch Farm & Creamery Saint Rose raw aged farmstead sheep from Petaluma.  This […]

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts / Patty's Food

I made a salad with fresh cherries and soft goat cheese similar to this one for dinner last week, only using arugula instead of spinach.  When I went to the market this morning looking for more arugula to make my new favorite salad with cherries and goat cheese I found beautiful fresh spinach instead and […]

Green Bean Salad -Greek Style

Greek Style Green Bean Salad / Patty's Food

Time to cut back the oregano before it overtakes the entire garden, it’s growing like a weed in it’s little corner of the world.  Speaking of the world, last Friday I shared a French inspired recipe for a sable breton galette and this week I’ve moved on to Greece with my Greek inspired green bean […]

Very Berry ~4 kinds of Berries~ Napa Cabbage Salad

Very Berry Slaw / Patty's Food

I was in the mood for an easy fresh and fruity salad today.  The strawberries from San Diego at the farmer’s market this morning were calling out to me, saying both serve me with vanilla ice cream for dessert and toss me into a salad for dinner tonight.  Is this berry overload?  Impossible, the parade […]

Spinach Salad with Asparagus & Cara Cara Oranges

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  How could I resist picking up such a beautiful bunch of fresh spinach to use in my salad?  The obvious answer is that I couldn’t.  I almost gave it a little hug before I put it in my basket at the market.  Along with slender spears of Spring asparagus, French Breakfast Radishes, Cara Cara […]

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Blood Oranges

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  It’s been wonderful connecting with blogging buddies in the Bay Area over the past few years and last Thursday at the Marin Farmer’s Market I was lucky to meet and spend some time shopping with two of my favorites, Gina @ SPCookieQueen and Rose @Magpie’s Recipes.  We could be found chatting up a storm […]

Butter Leaf, Tangerine and Toasted Walnut Salad with a Citrus Dressing

Butter Leaf Salad with Tangerines, Walnuts and a Citrus Dressing / Patty's Food

The tangerines from my backyard tree are so sweet right now I’ve been trying to eat a few every day.  I handed my granddaughter Gracie a small tangerine and what seemed like a second later she had eaten the entire tangerine peel and all.  I was thinking, oh no -but she had a big smile […]