First off, Happy New Year! Decided to ease into 2017 with a simple recipe. After a few months of stews and heavier fare, I’m craving something light and refreshing. A quick, cold, buckwheat soba noodle salad with an assortment of vegetables/herbs — julienned carrot and cucumber, scallions, and cilantro and/or basil — and edamame. The dressing, … Continue Reading

First things first, Wild Greens and Sardines got a makeover. I’ve spent many an hour over the past few weeks redesigning the site. That’s a big feat for someone who is by no means tech savvy. Hope you like the new layout. Now, let’s get back to cooking….I’ve been busy in that department too. One of … Continue Reading

Whenever I go out for Thai food, I start with the green papaya salad. Love it. It’s raw. It’s fresh. It’s crunchy. It’s spicy. It’s salty. It’s sweet. It’s sour. It never disappoints. The green papaya salad looks deceptively simple, but there’s far more to it than meets the eye. While this salad is traditionally … Continue Reading

Lots of people go gaga over the first sighting of ramps (aka wild leeks), and I’ll admit, I’m right up there with the best of them (call me a ramp fanatic). But there’s so much more to get excited about this time of year than the revered ramp. One vegetable in particular that I highly … Continue Reading

I’m content with salad as a meal provided that it delivers in the flavor department. This salad is sure to please your inner omnivore. Just enough meat to satisfy your carnivorous side, yet with a good assortment of vegetables (lettuce, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, shallot) and herbs (Thai basil and mint) to please the … Continue Reading