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 […]

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 […]

Raspberry & Blood Orange Mixed Baby Kales Salad

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After reading Lisa’s (Authentic Suburban Gourmet) recipe and her glowing review for Cara Cara Orange and Kale Salad this past week I was determined to make my own raw kale salad.  My market sells pre-washed ready to eat organic kale for salads two ways.  They sell it in a box already chopped and ready to […]

Radish, Bacon & Walnut Salad and Recognizing Inspiration In Your Own Backyard

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My first French Breakfast Radish harvest this past week was very inspiring.  Seeing their little red shoulders finally pushing out of the ground after checking on them each week and finding several good size ones for harvest made my day.  Taking my favorite red bowl out of the cupboard and turning my radishes into a […]

Quinoa, Fruit and Nut Salad For French Fridays

  Because of black quinoa’s striking color, reminds me of wild rice, I decided to use it in my salad this week for French Fridays with Dorie.  Attempting to give my salad even more visual pizazz  I added orange zest and crème fraiche with sprigs of watercress on top.  I did a fair amount of […]