Sunday, June 27, 2010
The first salad of the season. Garden lettuce. Garden radishes. In the garden. Pure bliss.
No more soggy romaine-in-a-bag. No more $4 plastic bins of organic greens. For a few blissful months, I can just step out my backdoor with my garden shears and get greens as God intended them - fresh, delicate, with little bits of dirt still clinging to the leaves.
A simple post for a simple pleasure.
My Everyday Salad Dressing
Have a little jar and some oil and vinegar on hand? Then you have instant salad dressing, my friend. Actually, this is a vinaigrette, but let's forgo the tiny naming details, shall we? And please experiment with different quantities and types of oils and vinegars - walnut oil takes this simple dressing into another dimension.
3 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbls. white wine vinegar
Optional add-ins: fresh black pepper; pinch of salt; 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard; a small spoonful of mayo, sour cream, Greek yogurt, or cream; a small pinch of sugar; chopped herbs (fresh or dried)
Add everything to a small jar, tighten the lid, and shake until mixed thoroughly.
Posted by Rhubarb and Venison at 7:45 PM