"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.

3 comments:

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.

http://glad2bhome.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/oatmeal-share-cake/