Mayonnaise

The ubiquitous mayonnaise is used in so many ways, from fresh to grilling to oven baking. It is one of the simplest emulsions, using five ingredients. Taught to make it by whisking vigorously, I was more than happy to start using my immersion blender to do the work for me. This is really incredibly easy, and will…

Spicy Soba Salad

This is very much one of our family’s “go-to” recipes. Slightly spicy, with a good mix of interesting flavours, it’s great on it’s own for lunch, or as a side dish for supper. Soba noodles have an earthiness that plain wheat noodles just don’t deliver. Combined with the soy based dressing, they create a dish…

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.