Apples and Sunflowers

It’s Apple Season

Scrumptious Apple Salad

Baby arugula
Spring mix
Shaved fennel
Grilled chicken
Shaved apples tossed in lemon juice
Blue cheese

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

¾ cup light olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt

1. Whisk all, and dress salad just before serving.


This cocktail was created at Lola’s, West Hollywood. The restaurant is now closed. It was known there as Adam’s Apple Martini.

1 ½ ounces vodka
½ ounces Calvados
1/2 ounces Cointreau

1. Combine all with ice in a shaker. Shake well and serve in martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice. Can also be made by the pitcher, just multiply the ingredients by the number of guests.

Nonalcoholic Version

1. Defrost frozen apple juice. Fill blender with ice and add apple juice concentrate to taste. Blend to chop ice and combine.
2. Serve in an attractive glass with an apple slice garnish.