"The wife is like the fire, or to put things in their proper proportion, the fire is like the wife.
Like the fire, the woman is expected to cook: not to excel in cooking, but to cook,

.... be a cook, but not a competitive cook,

a school mistress, but not a competitive schoolmistress; a house-decorator but not a competitive house-decorator, etc...
She should have not one trade but twenty hobbies; she... may develop all her second bests.

Women were not kept at home in order to keep them narrow;
on the contrary, they were kept at home in order to keep them broad.

G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World?

August 5, 2013

Lemon Vinaigrette

 I've been experimenting with fresh salad dressings for a few years now. 
 This is one of my favorites.

Mix together in a bowl:

1/4 tsp Fresh Lemon Peel
1 TBS Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp Minced Shallots (I've also substituted garlic)
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Honey
1-2 tsp Dijon Mustard (optional, for more flavor and a thicker consistency)
Salt and Pepper to Taste

While whisking these ingredients in a bowl, slowly pour in:

2-3 TBS Walnut Oil or Olive Oil
(The walnut oil gives it a lighter and nuttier flavor)

And my favorite salad to put it on:

Mixed Greens
A thinly sliced Granny Smith Apple
Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese
Roasted Walnuts

You can dress it right before serving or serve the dressing on the side.


Patricia Hier said...

This looks good, but I need your oatmeal cake recipe , unless you're just thinking you want to make me another one.

Kaylee Hicks said...

Just made this again for the second time. Delicious!

Leah said...

Trish - I didn't get that post up yet, but below is a link to Michelle's recipe for that same cake. Mine only has some minimal variations from her recipe.