The Piecemeal Man (abmann) wrote,
The Piecemeal Man

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On Salads

Raisins make salads far better especially when you dress them wish a vinaigrette. I'd never have thought to try it. Thanks to lady_fox for that revelation. Subsequently, I imaging if you blend the raisins in your food processor with balsamic vinegar and add your oil to dress, the flavors would infuse very well. I haven't tried this myself but I see potential.

I learned two things with my lunch today. First, fresh turnips are very sweet and match very well with banana. When I cooked the turnips last night I had a wicked urge to drop in sliced banana to the pan. I did and I win today. However, I didn't toss the banana with any acid to prevent browing (that's the second thing I learned). It looks nasty today. I did splash on some mirin which is nice. I haven't tried the balsamic I have in a little tub. I'm worried I'll ruin it because it is quite good now.

Let's see...

Nope. Balsamic vinegar + turnips + banana = yummy. Go figure.

Tonight, I'm going to roast the asparagus I got in the CSA share. Then I'm going to make a mustard aioli, slice up some potato and greens and make a asparagus-potato salad to go with the stroganoff Fox is cooking for dinner. It shall be a fun adventure. I've only made aioli once before on my own.

Cooking has become a new and intoxicating creative outlet for my life.
I hearts it. Even when the toasted cashews get stuck in my teeth.
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