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

  You probably think of salad as the opening act, but who’s to say that salad cannot be the main attraction — salad as a meal. In this case, a salad that showcases spring’s early bounty. Petite potatoes. Peas. Quail Eggs. Sorrel. Smoked Salmon. Not your typical potato salad by any means. No mayonnaise or … Continue Reading

Is warmer weather finally upon us (fingers crossed)? I’m more than ready to break out the flip flops, shorts, and tees. Come early-spring, after plenty of root vegetables and nourishing, stick-to-your-ribs dishes, am looking for something a tad lighter yet equally satisfying. I love a big, hearty salad, a salad that’s a meal in itself, … Continue Reading