Category Archives: Salad


Grandmother Manchester’s Holiday Orange Salad

We have this every Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Dinner!  Yummy!

  • 9 Navel Oranges, Sliced
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Paprika


Slice oranges about five slices to the orange.

Arrange in layers- 1st oranges, sprinkle paprika, drizzle olive oil, sprinkle powdered sugar, repeat 3 or 4 times.

Salt and add lemon juice to top layer.   Refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight!
I put the oranges on a bed of fresh organic lettuce and drizzle marinate over them.





One of the saddest  things about fall is that it is the  end of our beautiful Left Bower Garden!  Our CSA did a wonderful job.  Look at what a large plot Dave and Amanda farmed. We had so very much delicious produce.

One of my particular favorites was the garlic this year!

Margie’s Caesar Salad

Serves 8

Ingredients for dressing

• 1 Tbsp. Anchovy Paste
• 2 Cloves of Garlic
• 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
• 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
• 3 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
• 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• ¼ Cup plus 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
• 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese Grated

Ingredients for Salad
• 2 Heads Romaine Lettuce
• Croutons (Store bought or Homemade)
• Chunk of Parmesan for Shavings

Ingredients to Make your own Croutons
• 5 Slices Day Old Italian Bread
• 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
• 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
• Salt & Pepper

Mix first 5 ingredients together, put into blender. Add lemon juice and blend. Slowly drizzle extra virgin olive oil into blender while blending. Add parmesan and mix.
Wash and tear romaine lettuce. . Toss with dressing, croutons & shaved Parmesan.

(To shave Parmesan, use a vegetable peeler. Take the peeler and go down the side of the chunk of Parmesan cheese. Add as many shavings as you would like.)

For Croutons
Cut up the Italian bread into bite size chunks. Heat olive oil in a 10” saute’ pan over medium heat. Add bread, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Saute’ until crispy, be careful not to burn. Add to salad.