Home grown tomatoes. Four plants in. Now we wait. Salt at the ready.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
With all this roasting poultry the fall and winter brings, I find myself with a taste for salad to bring tart balance to the plate.
Last night we enjoyed this delicious Marinated Radicchio Salad with Orange and Walnuts
found in Bon Appetit. (Yes, this is their picture, by the way.) I made the salad with shredded apple and tangerines when the orange I'd saved for the meal mysteriously disappeared. It was perfect. Toasted walnuts and the slight bitter bite of the radicchio sitting in the tangerine vinaigrette. Scrumptious even.
How about you? What's happening with salads in this lovely cold season?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
You might think they're watermelons.
But, in fact, they're Cutecumbers.
Little, crisp, slightly lemony cukes. If they had them at the grocery store or the Farmer's Market, I'd put them just like this in my salads, or dip them in a nice tangy dip. I might even make a tomato/Cutecumber salad using mini Roma tomatoes.
My beautiful neighbor & friend is a produce Forager. She finds the best and most interesting things growers are growing. And then she'll call me and say, "Come see what I've got!"
These made my heart skip a little beat.
When we can buy them, we'll have fun, don'tcha think?