Category Archives: Salads

Winter Caprese Salad

Winter Capresse Salad

I am a tomato fanatic.  I stalk the farms in the summer just waiting for the first round of local fresh tomatoes and once they arrive, I eat them every day, sometimes at every meal.  There is nothing so wonderful as a warm tomato with a little salt on it……..heaven.  Once September ends and the only tomatoes I can get are at the grocery store, it’s a little depressing.  Even if they are ripe and red they don’t taste anywhere near like the summer tomatoes.

This salad has you roast the tomatoes slowly and the roasting process makes those ho hum store bought winter tomatoes taste….wait for it………Good!  They may not rank with the summer ones, but they are close.  This is a great starter or side dish for a comforting winter meal. Continue reading Winter Caprese Salad

Balsamic Vinaigrette


Balsamic Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
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  • ¾ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Cup Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped shallot
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  1. In a mason jar, add the mustard, vinegars, honey, garlic & shallots and shake well.
  2. Add the olive oil, season with salt & pepper, shake well until dressing is all mixed.
  3. Can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month.

Spinach Bacon Salad

spinach salad

I love this salad.  The combination of the creamy eggs, the salty bacon and the tangy dressing is fantastic.  The best part is that it can be made ahead of time and just tossed together when  you are ready to serve.  The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, so feel free to double or triple the recipe and you will have a great homemade recipe to use. Continue reading Spinach Bacon Salad