I write a guest blog, Hey Neighbor, for Dwell Denver Real Estate once a month. This was August’s post. ***** Hey Neighbor, My newest DIY infatuation is with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It’s easy to use, the colors are beautiful, and a complete furniture transformation takes […]
Month: August 2013
Salad dressing from the grocery store, even the semi-sacred natural grocery stores, are overly sweet concoctions that lack body and overflow with additives. This simple vinaigrette can be made fresh in 60 seconds and is easily adapted to suit your family’s tastes. I can’t attest to how it stores, since I make it when I need it.
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
2 TB red wine vinegar
1/2 TB dijon mustard
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
Whisk in 1/4 C Extra virgin Olive oil. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve immediately.
Add 2 cloves minced fresh garlic or 1 small minced shallot.
Add fresh herbs – rosemary or thyme mix well in this.
Add 1/4 C finely diced tomatoes.
When I am making pasta salad, I add more vinegar or fresh lemon juice so that the bite in the dressing doesn’t get lost in the pasta.
Mix and match any of the ideas above – or experiment with your own – and leave the bottled junk at the grocery store for the rubes.
I can thank my Italian grandma for my great hair, pleasing peasant build, and this recipe that takes advantage of baby zucchini and (eventually) my own eggs. Farm to table in 8 minutes or less. Zucchini and Eggs (serves 1) Ingredients2-3 baby zucchini (less than […]