There is a fantastic little store not far from here that sells balsamic vinegar from a drum with a spigot. When I saw the drum, I thought that couldn’t possibly be where this delectable balsamic comes from, but it was. Just one of those funny things. Anyway, this balsamic vinegar is unlike any other I’ve […]
“What’s in this? This is interesting.” That was my husband’s reaction when he tasted the salad tonight. It was a simple mix of baby greens (one bag for $1 at the farmers market today — just enough for one dinner) and a homemade basil vinaigrette. I skipped the cheese and ignored the croutons and just […]
I bought a few blood oranges over the weekend. I’ve been thinking of trying them for over a year, but finally decided to just take the plunge. Virtual Frolic’s post on blood orange sorbet helped that cause. What held me up for the past year was the idea of the red flesh. It’s unfamiliar. I […]
Lunch. It was a lot simpler before – if I had time I would throw together a quick salad of lettuce, meat and cheese. But I am trying to lose weight and also not eating meat for Lent so the majority of my salad just went down the drain. And besides, I need more vitamins […]
Basil Vinaigrette 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Scant ¼ cup chopped basil leaves 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving or using.