All posts tagged: Tarragon

Tomato Barley Salad with Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Dill or Tarragon), Cucumber, Yogurt and Lemon

Tomato Barley Salad with Herbs, Yogurt & Lemon

Barley isn’t new to me. I love barley! I’ve been eating oatmeal made from barley flakes for years. It’s one of my all-time favorite cooked breakfasts. And barley in soups and stews? – definitely! For risotto? — yes! Salads, though, is an entirely new concept to me. I’m not sure why I was stick on […]

Frisée and Radicchio Salad with Candied Walnuts and Oranges

Frisée and Radicchio Salad with Candied Walnuts and Oranges

I am 120% sure that this is what salad dreams are made of – a salad featuring frisée, radicchio, bright winter citrus, sweet, anise-like tarragon, outstandingly complex and creamy Roquefort AND crunchy candied walnuts. SO delicious!! Just give me a second to catch my breath! This wonderfully tasty salad is sure to brighten your mood […]

Asparagus and Mango Salad

Asparagus 3-Ways

Asparagus is so delicious with its wonderfully subtle flavor that seems to work well with almost anything. It’s a great addition to any summer salad and makes for a tasty side dish with almost any meal. Here are 3 simple recipes for asparagus. All of which are very summery and fresh tasting — and of […]

Tarragon Health Benefits and Uses

Tarragon

Although tarragon is originally native to Siberia and western Asia, it is one of the classic herbs found in a French kitchen. The name itself, is derived from the Latin word “dracunculus” which means “little dragon” and also has ties to the French word ‘estragon’ which also means ‘little dragon’. The origins of this name […]

Shaved Fennel & White Asparagus Salad

Shaved Fennel & White Asparagus Salad

“White gold” or “edible ivory” – considered a spring delicacy, white asparagus makes it way to produce markets and grocery stores only one season a year. During the German “Spargelsaison” or “Spargelzeit” (“asparagus season” or “asparagus time”), the season usually starts in late April and finishes in mid to late June. Thanks to a mild […]

Green Risotto (Spinach, Tarragon, Parley and Chive Risotto)

Green Risotto (Spinach, Tarragon, Parsley and Chive Risotto)

With Saint Patrick’s day directly around the corner, what better than to celebrate with a “green” risotto! Rather than traditional Irish recipes, you could turn to something a little healthier and brighter. Unless drinking dyed-green beer appeals to you more! In Canada we observe March 17th as a day for celebration and take it very […]

Beet and Apple Salad with Dill and Tarragon

From September until March flavorful beets are especially easy to find. Get creative and add them to your salads. If you are a beet lover, this combination of beets, apples, sautéed shallots, fresh dill and crispy fried tarragon is a must try. I am a big fan of fresh beets – boiled, steamed, roasted and […]

Papaya Avocado Salad in a Sweet Papaya Seed Dressing

Fruit is a great addition to any salad. Try pairing creamy, buttery papaya and avocado with crisp red pepper and romaine lettuce. Together with a fresh tarragon and papaya seed dressing, heavenly. Choose a firm, ripe avocado so you can enjoy the best of its smooth texture and a nutty taste. Don’t toss the papaya […]

Spaghetti with Anchovies (Spaghetti con Acciughe)

This dish tastes like it came directly from the Mediterranean. Literally. Yes, anchovies are harvested in the Mediterranean (and North Atlantic). I love anchovies, and I must say they are quite subtle in this dish, but my German boyfriend was confused by that unidentifiable sea-like flavor. I didn’t tell him beforehand. Yes, good strategy. I […]