greetings! coming to you from SB’13. yes, my 3 year old is on spring break…i guess everyone needs a break from play-doh and music class now and then. luckily he has lots of little friends that are also spring breaking, so we’ve had some fun playdates over the course of the week. you gotta band together in times like these.
this is going to sound weird, but i have a new salad dressing obsession. see, i get on these kicks. right now, i’m on a kick where i think store bought salad dressing is full of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, preservatives and other unsavory items, so i am vowing to only make salad dressings from scratch from now on. it really is so much more delicious! and the recipes usually make a lot so i just do it once and have enough for at least a week or two. my fave lunch right now is a big arugula salad with goat cheese, some kind of fresh berry, walnuts, bacon and ina’s cape cod salad dressing. soooooo good. i’ll also throw in avocado, cranberries, apples, raisins, dates, chopped apricots, pecans, sunflower seeds, chicken, turkey….just whatever i have laying around.
here is the recipe for the dressing:
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeeze orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (we are all using pure maple syrup now, right? however, ms. butterworth’s IS awesome and all.)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup olive oil
whisk together all ingredients except the olive oil. slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking to emulsify. p.s. once you’ve stored it, take this out of the fridge maybe 20 minutes before you’re ready to put it on your salad so the oil can liquefy.
ok, remember my radio rant a few months ago. (lots of kicks and rants here.) i’ve found a great new radio station, and it’s IN atlanta! only…it’s on the internet. but it rocks! EAV radio. check it. an old dave fm dj (margot) started it – no commercials, they play ancient stuff that i love (think: counting crows, old school R.E.M., toad the wet sprocket) and new stuff which makes me feel cool and with it (of monsters and men, alabama shakes, the shins). now how to get it in my car…?
can somebody come over and teach me how to get a decent photo of these two curtain crawlers?! how do you do it?? i cannot.
this was before the easter egg hunt at our church. i totally missed posting about easter, how’d that happen? here is one from easter morning; rinne is donning bunny outfit #2. (i am going to have to transition these to spring outfits – i can’t bear to not look at them again!)
remember our fair giveaway winner of the scalloped notecards, katie? here is the set she ordered. girl’s got good taste, right? i LOVE that liner.
i’ll be back tomorrow with a post i’ve been meaning to do forever – all about framing your birth announcement or wedding invitation!!