Archive for August, 2012
One of my favorite all time salads with a decidedly Southwestern twist!
mini baguette or a 1/2 of a long skinny one
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
5 canned anchovies
2 T fresh lime juice
1 T Dijon mustard
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup olive oil
4 romaine hearts
1/2 C grated Queso Blanco
Heat the oven to 425 degrees, slice the baguette and cut the slices in half if necessary. I love the look of the whole round slice so use the skinny baguettes. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake until crispy, about 10 minutes.
In a very large bowl, mash the anchovies and garlic into a paste, using the back of a fork. Add the lime juice and mash again. Add the mustard and Worcestershire sauce, and then finally the egg yolk (if you can’t find trustworthy egg yolks, try using pasteurized eggs)
Whisk and then start adding the olive oil, a little at a time, whisking constantly until a thick creamy dressing appears!
Wash and dry the romaine, chop roughly and place in a bowl, top with the cheese
and cooled croutons
Dress lightly with the dressing, serve with any left over dressing, I typically squeeze a little extra lime juice on top of the finished salad…
Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless
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This post is in honor of the letter “O” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more original “O” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
I spent the first week of July in a rented beach house in Rockaway Beach, OR with my family.
I watched a weiner dog race
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This cute little guy tumbled for us while we were waiting for the dogs to get their running shorts on, he was really good!
I watched amazing fireworks from the balcony of the beach house, with a glass of lovely OR wine!
Hiked down to a pretty little beach
and stopped and looked at the mighty Columbia on my way home
I caught clams, crabs and rockfish and ate all three, as well as bringing some home. I drank A LOT of Oregon wine and brought some home for us to try….
I am so in love with Oregon…
In honor of my obsession with all things Oregon, I want to do a little giveaway. Everyone who leaves a comment will be automatically entered. I’ll put all the names in a hat and pick one out Labor Day, Sept. 3. The winner will get a copy of this wonderful Oregon cookbook. I bought a copy to take with me to Oregon and really enjoyed it. It’s become a treasured part of my ever growing cookbook library. It’s a lovely mix of recipes that takes advantage of the local food scene, a lot of seafood and berry ideas. My favorite chapter is the one on cooking with Oregon wine.
Roasted Beet and Chevre Spread, Apple-Huckleberry crisp, Oregon Shrimp Napoleons…oh my!
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So, I have a girl crush on Nigella Lawson. I’ve always liked her and have tried her recipes over the years, but I just finished reading ALL of her books and I am completely smitten. http://nigella.com/
She’s funny, irreverent and down to earth. I am really sad that there are no more books to read!
Seriously, how can you not just love this woman!
My favorite (and the first one I read and the first one she wrote) is How to Eat.
I downloaded it on my Ipad on a Friday night and spent all day Saturday literally devouring it. I ended up with approximately 47 bookmarks to go back to and try. Yikes! Over the next few weeks, I methodically went through book by book by book by book every…..single….thing….she’s….written. Obsessed? Yeah a little. I’m not sure what got me started, I was just bored one Friday night and was catching up on my blog reading, including the lovely Not Quite Nigella who writes one of my very favorite food blogs http://notquitenigella.com/ , and sorta kinda starting looking around on Amazon at some cookbooks (like any normal Friday evening), and, well the rest even makes my usual obsessive compulsive behavior look normal!
She comes from a wealthy, well connected family and went to Oxford for heck’s sake, but you would never know it by her writing style. She makes you feel like you are sitting in her kitchen and sharing a cup of tea while she cooks. She isn’t a trained chef, she is just someone who has an overwhelming passion for food that comes through in everything she writes.
She’s a free spirit and tells it like it is which is refreshing. Ok, I’m done obsessing, just take my word for it and read some of her books. You’ll be glad you did!
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