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.

Shaved Asparagus & Fennel Salad with Prawns

Earlier this week, I prepared a dinner for six that I’d offered for our island’s annual fundraiser auction.  My original intent was for a homey 3-course dinner.  As the bidding kept going, and the price topped out at $400, I felt that I could do more.  My sister and I created a 6 course plated…

Rice Salad with Ginger & Lemongrass

Potlucks are easy ways to gather for a meal.  They’ve been around for years, and will continue for many to come. One way to hold a potluck is to give no rules, and just see what turns up.  There have been stories of twelve bowls of green salads lined up, with nothing else.  Or the…

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…

Roasted Yam & Apple Salad

When we were first married, the farm was 50 acres of open grazing land mixed with woodlands. The driveway was built and we had a 40’ trailer to live in.  Our property was the larger half of old farmlands that had been divided in two.  We shared in a small herd of cattle ranging over…