Smokin' Chestnut

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne

Tag: salad

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds and Goat Cheese

Summer is officially here. The season of bugs, birds and wildflowers. The field next door has an abundant amount of the latter (and probably former) so I’ve taken to making wildflower bouquets. But during a segment of Nancy and Kristen’s Garden Conversations – a very local segment consisting of just Nancy, Polaris, and me – […]

Salmon over Arugula Pasta Salad

When I first saw this recipe, I had an instant vision in my head of how I would like it to look plated. This doesn’t usually happen when I see a recipe. Photographing our meal is often a poste-haste affair of me snapping photos of the plate in a few tried-and-true poses while my stomach […]

Mango Chicken Salad with Spicy Ginger Dressing

I’ve made this recipe twice and each time it had a drastically different outcome (my fault, naturally). The first time was when I took these photos. Everything came together flawlessly, with a perfectly moist chicken breast and a ripe, succulent mango. The flavors in this recipe come together really, really well. You’ve got fresh herbs, […]