Spice-Infused Couscous with Baharat Candied Pistachios, Fall Vegetables and Sumac Dressing

Spice-Infused Couscous with Baharat Candied Pistachios, Fall Vegetables and Sumac Dressing

A stunning dish with flavors as captivating as the colors of the season. Here we perfumed the couscous with warm, whole spices, roasted the vegetables to heighten their natural sweetness, and balanced those flavors with bright sumac and lemon dressing and sweet-warm-salty Baharat spiced pistachios. We tossed it all together with arugula create a beautifully bright salad, perfect for crispy fall weather.
October 31, 2022
Melon Salad with Aleppo Pepper, Cucumber, + Feta

Melon Salad with Aleppo Pepper, Cucumber, + Feta

We love a mix of sweet and heat! Inspired by Tieghan Gerard's Half Baked Harvest melon recipe, we used Aleppo Chile Flakes in this recipe instead of crushed red pepper. There is something very magical about a complex chile such as Aleppo Chiles (spicy, sweet, earthy) overtop sweet, juicy melon. Pair it with bright herbs, sweet honey, and salty feta, and you have an ideal end of summer dish. Enjoy!
August 16, 2022
Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato Salad is certainly a dish up for debate. Some like it warm, many prefer it cold, I like it most at a barbecue where it could be considered sun-kissed (aka suspiciously "room temp", not necessarily recommended). This one is simple and best enjoyed after a few hours of marinating. The vinegar begins to almost pickle the onions, dialing down the sharp onion flavor and keeping them crisp.
June 03, 2022
Everything Seasoning Egg Salad

Everything Seasoning Egg Salad

I loved my mom's egg salad growing up, but once I became responsible for peeling my own eggs, I stopped loving the salad. Recently I saw this "hard-boiled egg hack" and I just had to try it myself! This shortcut, plus the spicy tang of Kitchen Garden Farm's Sriracha Chili Sauce, made egg salad feel like a treat again. Hope you enjoy!
May 20, 2022
Steak Tip Wedge Salad | Garlic Pepper Caesar Dressing

Steak Tip Wedge Salad | Garlic Pepper Caesar Dressing

Who doesn't love a wedge salad? Sure they can be clunky to eat, but they're refreshing and flexible. Our new Garlic Pepper is loaded with Garlic, Pepper, Brown Sugar, Paprika, Onion, Cumin, Bell Pepper, Parsley--which to me screams steakhouse salad. The coarse cracked pepper crusts beautifully on the steak tips and make this creamy dressing pop! It's very much influenced by Caesar dressing, and by using mayonnaise as the base it comes together in seconds. Make it your own by switching out different cheeses and toppings like blue cheese, bacon, hardboiled eggs, or maybe artichokes. 
April 11, 2022
Spring Citrus Salad with Fennel Pollen

Spring Citrus Salad with Fennel Pollen

Hellllloooo new ingredient! Fennel Pollen is here + ready to play! Unfamiliar with fennel pollen? We've got it all covered in this blog post- what it is, what it's like, where it comes from + more. With such a beautiful, delicate ingredient it is important to give it the spot light. Here we made a bright, springy salad that essentially dresses itself between bites with the blood oranges. It makes a great mid-day snack or an impressive appetizer ((especially with this AE Ceramics Oyster plate!)

March 09, 2022
Winter Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing-SKORDO

Winter Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

In my opinion, salads are only as good as their dressing. Texture falls very close behind, so let's chat there first. Knowing that this is a fig balsamic base, I'm expecting a little sweetness to balance the sourness. To cater to this, I added maple syrup to the dressing and carried that flavor over to the toppings by way of SKORDO Sugar Hut Pepper. What loves Sugar Hut Pepper? Sweet Potatoes. What loves Sweet Potatoes? Brussel Sprouts. I played this game around the produce aisle until I felt ready to salad because I am not a salad girl and need to carry some excitement through the whole experience haha. However, this is a very adaptable salad and could absolutely be a quick way to elevate some leftovers. 
January 12, 2022
Recipe Box-Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables + Greek Seasoning Recipe-SKORDO-

Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables + Greek Seasoning

Our Greek Seasoning is the perfect compliment to your favorite veggies from the garden.  This salad has become our go-to for a simple and delicious side for a group as it works well with veggies that are grilled or roasted and can be served warm or room temperature.  Make the components ahead of time and toss together prior to serving.  Serves 10 and leftovers keep well in the fridge.  
August 29, 2021
Recipe Box-Grilled Vegetables with Tuscan Oil + Herb Dressing Recipe-SKORDO-

Grilled Vegetables with Tuscan Oil + Herb Dressing

This herb and spice blend dressing is delicious on grilled vegetables or a traditional salad. The Tuscan Oil Blend has a medium heat because of the crushed red pepper flakes - adjust for your taste. We've listed the vegetables we used (what we had in our pantry/garden), but you can use whatever vegetables you like. Asparagus, eggplant, green onions, or bell peppers would also be delicious.
August 09, 2021
Smashed Cucumber with Tahini and Everything Chile Oil

Smashed Cucumber with Tahini and Everything Chile Oil

"A surprising juxtaposition of texture and flavor -- fresh, palate-cleansing cucumbers paired with an earthy sesame dressing, enlivened by a daring spicy oil." - Hetty McKinnon, To Asia, With Love

This simple salad is great to serve as a snack or as a side to a bowl of noodles. Smashing the cucumbers tenderizes them, while a sprinkling of salt delivers a lovely pickle-like quality. It was delicious!

July 05, 2021
Strawberry + Tomato Salad with Sizzled Mustard Seed Halloumi

Strawberry + Tomato Salad with Sizzled Mustard Seed Halloumi

This recipe is from the new cookbook Cook This Book, written by Molly Baz (of Bon Appetit's YouTube fame). With a massive chapter on Salads and Molly Baz's self-proclaimed love for Caesar salads, we had high expectations. The whole family loved it! We will definitely be making it again this summer. It was fresh, flavorful, and unique. Her recipe calls for peaches but we couldn't get our hands on them this early in the season in Maine so we substituted strawberries. 
June 08, 2021
Couscous, Cherry Tomato, + Herb Salad with Ras el Hanout

Couscous, Cherry Tomato, + Herb Salad with Ras el Hanout

We spent three weeks cooking dinner nearly every evening from the cookbook Ottolenghi Simple... read our cookbook review here. Here's one of our favorite recipes we made. A delicious way to incorporate the iconic Middle Eastern blend, Ras el Hanout, into fresh flavors. We look forward to making this for many cookouts this summer!
April 20, 2021