Apple and Cheddar Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

My favorite season is approaching. The temperatures are cooling and soon the leaves in the northeast will be changing, too. With each new season there’s a chance to make some old favorite recipes and try some new ones, too. [Read more…]

Burrata Caprese Salad

I first wrote about burrata in 2014 out of “concern” that the world (or at least the people who read Riegl Palate) weren’t aware of the wonders of this simple cheese. As sad as this may sound we had some friends for dinner on Saturday night and two of the three of them had still never heard of it and the third I’d introduced to burrata just last fall. I realized that I needed to step up my campaign. [Read more…]

Lemon-Basil Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer make a perfect pair. I like that you can make it in advance and in may cases it improves as it sits for a few hours. [Read more…]

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

Curried chicken salad is a mixture of two worlds – Britain and India. And, it’s not surprising we have British royalty to thank for it’s creation. The first mention of it was for King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935 (known as Jubilee Chicken) with the more famous version being made for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 (known as Coronation Chicken). [Read more…]

Baby Kale-Sun Dried Tomato-Pine Nut Salad

This is a great salad that can easily be adapted for an everyday meal or a Thanksgiving side. Over the last few years a few family members have served kale salads for our winter holidays. They’ve started with mature kale which requires a bit of massaging to remove the bitterness. [Read more…]

Watermelon, Rosemary and Yogurt Salad

Many recipes in this month’s issue of Bon Appétit cause you to think outside the box and trust that the team at BA did testing before finalizing these recipes. This one is a perfect example. While watermelon and feta have been a favorite combination in the past few years (see Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad) – here we’ve gone beyond feta. [Read more…]

Fava Bean, Apricot and Pistachio Rice Salad

I’ve always loved rice salads and particularly so when they’re made with flavorful rices. This one starts with wild rice and brown rice as a base. I used rice from two separate packages but you could use a pre-made mix. Using different rices provides not only more flavor but also more texture. [Read more…]

Green Goddess Potato Salad

Summer is winding down but if you’re like me parts of your garden are still going strong. I am happy to report that many of my herbs (thyme, rosemary, tarragon, mint and lavender) are still growing at a good pace. While I plan on freezing some of these for the winter, I also want to use them while they’re fresh. [Read more…]

Burrata and Tomato Salad

I was like a kid in a candy store this past Saturday at the Malvern (PA) Farmers Market. There were a few different stands selling tomatoes but when I saw that the Kimberton CSA (the first CSA in Pennsylvania) had sorted their cherry tomatoes into bins so you could make your own mixture I knew that I had to go to their stand. [Read more…]

Greek Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

This salad is so easy to make and a big hit no matter what the venue. I know because I’ve served it a tailgate at a Bruce Springsteen concert and in a box at the Devon Horse Show (the largest outdoor horse show in the country). It would be equally suitable at home, bridal or baby shower, or a simple picnic. [Read more…]