15 results for tag: salad


Dinner on the Deck

The spring weather has been glorious! Vince and I recently took advantage of a cool and breezy Lady's Island evening and invited 20 of our friends over for a grilled salad supper on the deck. Who knew that it would turn into a column?! These are some are some really fun and yummy recipes. The Blooming Pizza Bread was an immediate hit. I suggest serving it with a sharp bread knife, so that your guests can enjoy the bottom of the bread. That's where all of the flavor from the butter and herbs ends up. The Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad is quick and easy. Serve it with bottled ranch dressing and/or taco sauce. I grilled corn on the cob while I was ...

Take a Walk on the Healthy Side – Summer Salads

I always gain weight in the summer. It has happened every single summer for as long as I can remember. It's so hard to be active in 95 degree weather when you're a non-athlete, like me. Besides, catering slows down a good bit during the hot summer months. So, Vince and I tend to eat out more often and take afternoon naps and stay in the air conditioning --- and the next thing I know, my jeans are beginning to feel a bit snug. Thankfully, it's not so hard to reverse the damage with just a small change in diet. I eat soup to shed a few extra pounds in the winter and salads to shed a few extra pounds in the summer. The recipes this week are simple and ...

All Dressed Up

Don't you just love a good salad? I know I do! Salads are kind of my “thing.” I often use whatever fresh fruits and vegetables we have in the refrigerator to come up with new concoctions. The thing is, I don't particularly care for bottled vinaigrettes and dressings. It's so easy to whip up a fresh, homemade dressing! A few ingredients, a small bowl and a whisk is all it takes to make your salad sheer perfection. This week, I'm sharing a few of my favorites. Enjoy! (Photography by Paul Nurnberg)Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette5 tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves¼ cup red wine vinegar6 fresh basil leaves1 clove garlic, minced½ teaspoon salt½ ...

For the Halibut…

I've been craving my favorite fish, halibut. It's not aways available here in good old Beaufort, SC. So when I find a piece or two, I tend to snatch them up pretty fast. I read last week that halibut is the "poor man's lobster." Yikes! If that's true, I hate to learn what lobster prices must be.I paid $14.99 EACH for two 6 ounce portions of halibut on Saturday. Thankfully, they were worth every single cent! Since I'm currently going through a southwestern stage, (we've had tacos, burritos and Mexican salads every which way for the past few weeks) I decided to spice up the yummy white fish steaks with some chipotle. It was delicious! If you can't find ...

Spanish Tapas & Wines 101

On November 18th, wine aficionado Larry Bernard and I taught a wine and food pairing class for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at USC-B. Our class was limited to 30 people and sold out in the first few hours that it was offered. The recipes this week are a sampling of some of the wines and food that were served during our presentation. Larry and I will be offering a bourbon and food pairing class on February 2nd. For more information, contact Andrea Sisino at OLLI.Pinchos (Wine: Avinyo Reserva Brut Cava NV)Pinchos are tavern snacks served in northern Spain. They're called pinchos because many of them have a pincho (Spanish for spike), ...