Asian pear and Almond salad

October 22, 2020

2 asian pears diced

1 cucumber diced

½ cup toasted almond slivers

2 cups arugula

1 pint grape tomatoes


2 tbsp sesame oil

4 tbsp grapeseed oil

¼ cup  orange juice

1 tbsp lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the vegetables in a large bowl and set aside.  Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and wish until incorporated.  Pour over the vegetables and toss until everything is evenly coated.  Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and enjoy

Meet The Chef

At nine years old, Ben Gaffney asked if he could work alongside his father, a chef, at Congress Rotisserie in New Haven. The elder Gaffney put the boy to work washing dishes for two years, in the hope that it would discourage his interest in the restaurant business.

But a calling is a calling. Ben Gaffney has spent his life since then pursuing the wonders of food, bringing Middlefield along for the ride as chef at Lyman Orchards since 2017.
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