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WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Try-This-at-Home Dressing

Who needs ranch dressing when the kitchen is bursting with wonderful ingredients to produce a nice, light and yet flavorful salad dressing on the fly?

Thank goodness for creativity.

Why, oh, why did I throw away so many years of my life devoted to ranch dressing. Honestly. Why didn't I experiment more often and earlier in life. And not just with the standbys -- Thousand Island or Italian or Caesar. 


Well, I shouldn't be so harsh. There is a time for those types of dressings. But not with every. Single. Salad.  You have to mix things up a bit from time to time. Keeps Libra happy. 

So, this comes from my friend Bonnie who put this dressing together one night, relying on honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and mustard. She'd come over to cook, and the only thing I did not have on hand was the right  type of mustard she wanted. A spicy sandwich mustard would do, but turns out that Chinese hot mustard -- which I had in abundance -- made this dressing much better.

This mixture produces a nice, slighty spicy and tangy salad dressing and you can turn up the heat by merely adding a bit more mustard. Nutty, fragrant with a nice kick at the end. Think of a flamenco dancer bringing the dance to a close on a final, triumphant note!

That's how my tongue felt.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking about your blog the other day and wondering where you'd gone! I know how it goes though, I've hardly blogged at all this year - just so busy with other things. Anyway, I love homemade salad dressing too, I'll definitely have to try this one.


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