Asian Pear and Chicory Salad

     Whenever I see an Asian pear, I’m transported back to my youth and the pear farms near my family’s home in southern Placer County.  Rocklin, California, to be precise.  We were fortunate to have many Japanese friends, who brought Asian pears to the area, and who had plenty of harvest to share with […]

Winter Salad with Walnut Dressing

Deep in the midst of winter we’re enjoying plenty of hearty fare – stews and soups, braises and beans.  But I also appreciate a lighter side dish, with a salad boasting the flavors of winter.  And, dare I say, a nice change up from roasted vegetables.   A version of this salad has been making […]