Young paddles from the prickly pear cactus, de-spined and served as a fresh salad.
In these strangest of days, you can find solace and sustenance right in your own yard. Here’s how to identify many edible weeds that live all around us.
A Greek dish of warm crab salad with peppers, mostly sweet bell peppers, served with red onions and lots of herbs.
A salad that celebrates California at Christmastime: Dungeness crab, avocado, persimmons, pomegranate and lemon. All in season now!
A Vietnamese style smoked fish salad recipe that uses any flaked smoked fish, served with sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes and cilantro.
Pan roasted partridges cooked simply and served with a my all-time favorite winter salad: radicchio, Belgian endive and bitter greens like dandelions. This is a bright, happy dinner to make on a cold winter night.
Salmon salad. Pretty ordinary, right? My version, as you might expect, comes with a twist: It’s made by grilling everything but the main fillets, then stripping the meat for this salad. Thrifty, and awesome.
I can’t remember exactly when I had my first seaweed salad, but I am pretty sure I ordered as some sort of gastronautic feat of bravado, thinking it would be slimy and fishy. It isn’t. A little slippery, yes, but more like cold noodles than the outside of a salmon or a pike. And it