Archive of ‘Salads’ category

Simply Scrumptious!

Posted on August 16, 2017

Just in time for the end of summer vacation and back to school – a return to “our regularly scheduled programming”, here is a charming cookbook filled with delicious, nutritious, simple recipes, using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!


Autumn Chicken Salad

Posted on September 2, 2016

Disclaimer: I was compensated by DMI Agency for key ingredients in this recipe and for writing the printed column, The Recipe Box, in Direct Magazine’s September issue.  All opinions are my own. Hello, September, when the seasons transition from summer to fall, apples and brilliantly colored autumn produce appear at the farmers markets, and we […]


Farmers’ Market Fresh

Posted on April 27, 2016

Farmers’ markets are more popular than ever these days, and shopping at the downtown Visalia Farmers’ Market has quickly become one of our favorite weekly outings.  What’s not to love?  Gorgeous fresh produce, friendly and helpful vendors, the charming atmosphere of being on Main Street with live music from students at the Visalia Music School…it […]


A Thankful Harvest

Posted on November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving week begins…and with it, the holiday season. I have always loved Thanksgiving, with all the preparations in the days before, the time spent in the kitchen with my grandmothers, sisters and moms, the lively discussions over delicious foods with family and friends. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating: every farm I’ve had […]


Autumn Harvest Salad Featuring Lundberg Farms Rice

Posted on November 9, 2015

The second morning of our tour with the California Farm Water Coalition brought us to Lundberg Family Farms.  Again, I was inspired by the passion and commitment to quality demonstrated not just by the members of the Lundberg family but by their staff members as well.  I’ve got so much to tell you about our […]