Sesame Quinoa Salad

I picked up a lovely toasted sesame-flavored black tea during my first visit to an Adagio retail store last fall in Chicago. This tea has just the right balance of flavor; it’s not too overwhelmingly sesame and it has a hint of toasty sweet. Ever since I purchased it I’ve wanted to make something with…

Mango-Ginger Tea Vinaigrette with Romaine-Pancetta Salad

I’ve been working on a mango tea vinaigrette recipe for a while now, and I’ve finally come up with one that I love. It’s a sweet, limey and slightly creamy vinaigrette that makes a great dressing for greens, but it would also be great in a shrimp, crab or chicken salad, or it could work…

Cherry Sencha Chicken Salad

This dish is inspired by both the gorgeous Colorado cherries currently at the farmer’s market and the fresh tarragon I scored at my first food swap event. The food swap was fantastic. Mile High Swappers organizes monthly food swap events, where people come to talk food and swap their homemade goodies for others’ homemade goodies….