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Salad! [Jul. 16th, 2006|08:28 pm]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
This is something -- unlike most things I cook -- that I get requests from Melissa for:

Salad dressing: 1/4 cup oil (olive+walnut in my case, but whatever you like), 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, tablespoon prepared french mustard (e.g. Grey Poupon, though some of those green french mustards would rock), 1/2 tsp salt, ground pepper. Add herbs to taste; Herbes Aux Provence would be good.

Salad -- whatever you like

Toasted chopped walnuts -- about 1/4 cup for a salad for two. English walnuts not black walnuts. Black Walnuts taste narsty.

Chevre soft goat cheese, to taste.

From: ncw
2006-07-17 08:13 am (UTC)
made a similar dressing the other night, and yeah, branching out into wacky mustards sounds like a good idea... the goats cheese as well, hubba hubba.
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From: elkay
2006-07-17 10:36 am (UTC)
I'm so excited to try this dressing!
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From: thecnote
2006-07-17 10:09 am (UTC)
You're making me hungry. There's a cafe here where they serve a goat cheese salad with candied walnuts, which are so delicious, especially with the goat cheese, that I can't even begin to explain it to you. I have no idea where to find 'em. In the States you can probably just pick that kind of thing up at Trader Joe's or something.

Sometimes I miss the States.
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From: elkay
2006-07-17 10:37 am (UTC)
I have a recipe for making candied nuts. If you want it, let me know. You can make them spiced as well, and they keep about a month in tupperware.
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From: thecnote
2006-07-17 10:42 am (UTC)
Yes please!!
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2006-07-17 12:55 pm (UTC)
We've done it just by combining like a 1/2 cup of brown sugar with just enough water to dissolve it, heating it until it's starting to bubble, stirring the walnuts in it, and then spreading 'em out on a cookie sheet and baking them until they brown a bit and dry out.

And actually McDonalds has been putting candied walnuts in some of their salads. Melissa loved em so I figured the above out. And yes you can put them in tupperware and they'll keep, but only if everyone doesn't eat them first.
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From: thecnote
2006-07-17 02:00 pm (UTC)
Nice, that doesn't sound so hard! Thank you for the tips. :)
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