Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tasty Tuesday? Because we can't be trendy all the time...

After a disappointing (read crappy) spring where the rains never ended and the temperatures barely 
rose to normal heights, summer seems to finally have reached the Maritimes.
Time for bbq's, smores and salads.  In no particular order : )

BB (before babe) i used to go to the farmers market often, and the spring and summer it was always 
busting with fresh goodness from all of the amazing farms in the region.
These days we don't get out so much, 
but fortunately our local grocery store carries some local products, 
and we can get yummy strawberries!

Strawberry Salad w/ the best vinaigrette EVER

The ingredients are simple and can be whatever you want:
i used strawberries, almonds, spinach, red onion and i think i put goat cheese on it too, or feta.  
If i didn't i certainly should have! 

Maple Balsamic Dressing:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. dijon mustard
s & p to taste
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

The recipe says to put everything but oil into a blender, then slowly 
add the oil in a steady stream with the motor running.  
Pshaw i say, put it in a bowl and whisk.  But that's just me, i HATE dishes. 
(yes, i do have a dishwasher, i think it's a lingering pet peeve from my dishes-heaped-in-the-sink days....)

This dressing is so friggin good. And easy. like sunday morning used to be before it became 
just another day around the way with the babes.

Seriously, you should try it.
Think apples, walnuts, cheddar, dried cranberries, candied pecans, fancy greens, pears, pinenuts.......

Have a Delicious Day!


Alida said...

ooh, this looks so yummy! Can't wait for strawberries to get here!

Chandra said...

I'm trying this over the weekend! Just picked some fresh berries :D