Roasted Pear Salad with Pumpkin Seeds & Chèvre

A robust winter salad can break the monotony of root vegetables and mash. This roasted pear over crisp greens salad with a sprinkling of seeds makes a lovely starter. We recently served this salad to a group of sixty, and it was so simple to do for a large group, but its taste and presentation…

Crème Fraîche Dressing with Chèvre

⅓ c Crème Fraîche 1½ T white wine vinegar 1 oz / 55 gr crumbled chèvre or blue cheese Salt and freshly ground pepper Whisk together, or pulse a couple of times in a small processor. Store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. Click here for printable version.

Peruvian Potato Salad

A friend and I used to provide picnics in our valley. We mowed a small area, set up table and chairs, and laid the table with linens, tableware and flowers.  Guests were asked if they wanted cows present or not.  Almost all asked for them to be around.  We catered for romantic couples, to large…