Friday, March 12, 2010
Salad With a Side of Beautiful
Salad tastes better when it is served with a side of beautiful. In this case, it is this beautiful little cruet. It makes me want to build a salad so I can pour the dressing out of this dainty little container. I get excited when I see it in my refrigerator.
I love making new and creative salads. I also love creating and trying new dressings. Pre-bottled dressing has lost its appeal to me. Between the preservatives, sugar, and questionable oils, I would prefer to make my own and know exactly what is in it. I will post some of my favorite recipes in upcoming posts. The one in this bottle is a balsalmic vinegarette dressing. Olive oil. Balsalmic Vinegar. (2 to 1 ratio). Dried herbs and garlic to taste. yummm...yummmm...yummm...
I also have a love affair with baby lettuce/herb mixtures. I love the peppery flair of argula. Move past romaine, spinach, and iceberg into some of the baby lettuce/herb mixtures....but watch for slimy batches. Those can ruin a salad mood faster than you can say, "Girl Scout Cookie".
By the way, why am I not bothered by the preservatives in Girl Scout Cookies? Something to ponder this Friday.