Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hail caesar!

The other day I made that spinach salad with a tahini vinaigrette that tasted very similar to caesar dressing. I meant to add some more garlic and work on it a little but we ended up having it for lunch just as it was. I had some garlic croutons and romaine hearts from the little produce store I love. Wow - I was really happy with the outcome. I added a little bit more vinegar - apple cider vinegar this time - to thin out the dressing. Both hubby and I thought it got a big thumbs up as a caesar.

Tonight was A's spring choir concert. So yet another very quick dinner - tonight was toasted bagels with better than cream cheese, sun dried tomato and olive tapenade and pepperoncini, macaroni salad (with grated carrot, celery, relish, vegenaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and touch of sugar) and grapes.

We just finished our front yard landscaping this past week and on one side we planted a pomegranate tree, two meyer lemon trees and an orange tree. The citrus trees have a ton of blossoms for such small trees and the smell is out of this world. I can't wait!


Michelle said...

yum.. i would love to see your recipe for tahini vinaigrette, i have yet to find a "cesear" dressing that i absolutely LOVE! i know my hubby would appreciate it too ;)

Cee said...

Mmm, that looks yummy. The bagel looks really good.

We don't have any fruit trees but all of our neighbors do and they always share thier crops with us.

I posted a couple of days ago about the smell of the neighbors orange tree, the smell is intoxicating!

Enjoy your trees and fresh fruit :).

Julie said...

oOoO...That macaroni salad looks yummy. Can you post the measurements you used? Also, I would love the caesar dressing recipe!


Guinnah said...

Hi Michelle - I posted the recipe the other day (4/17) - it was a spinach salad I tried and as it turned out the dressing tasted a lot like caesar. We really like it. I hope you do too :-)

Hi Cee - isn't the citrus the best? I have an orange and lemon trees in pots on the patio outside my bedroom and they are blooming now too. If these trees ever start fruiting we'll be overrun! We have two fig trees and they are extremely prolific.

howdy Julie - I sent you an e-mail but in case anyone else is interested here are the rough amounts I used for the macaroni:

1 1/2 cups salad macaroni
1 carrot, shredded (fine size)
1 celery rib, diced
1 tablespoon or so of sweet pickle relish

for the dressing:

vegenaise (maybe 1/3 cup or so?)
apple cider vinegar - start with a tablespoon
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
sugar and salt to taste