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It’s the most… wonderful time…

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

… of the year.  You know that time of year where all you need is a citronella candle and a lemonade to be exactly perfectly happy on your patio.  We’re eating more meals outside than not these days, and I’m really digging it for a couple reasons: a) fewer dishes to wash and b) I don’t even mind that there’s junk all over our dining room table.

I’ve also been spending every Saturday morning at our local farmer’s market.  I’ve really been trying to get in on the whole organic game, from our vegetables to our meat.  The meat is trickier than I expected.  It’s also a lot more expensive than I expected.  I wanted a steak salad, real bad, but the london broil at my regular beef place was expensive like whoa.  As I was meandering around the market, I hesitated in front of the bison sellers.  There were no customers there which made my hesitation especially conspicuous.  The seller struck up a conversation with me, and I was pretty honest with her.  “I’ve never had bison… does it taste… I’m sorry… but does it taste weird?”  She assured me that it did not.  I don’t really know what I was expecting her to say.  So I took the plunge.  And I walked away with a bison london broil, which she suggested I marinate and cook on the grill until it reached 143 degrees Fahrenheit.

I did.  And it was AMAZING.

Steak Salad

I put it on top of farmer’s market mixed greens with chopped organic strawberries and shredded cheddar cheese.  Then topped with poppyseed dressing.  Don’t mind how the dressing got away from me over on the right.

Salads worth blogging about

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I’ve heard that you start to crave whatever foods have nutrients your body needs.  Maybe this is where my constant cravings for salads have come from.  Here are two of the more noteworthy ones.

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Photo by Jenny

Mixed greens, chicken, mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles, and sesame orange dressing.  Delicious.  Really.

Fruity Salad

Photo by Jenny

Photo by Jenny

Mixed greens, chicken, strawberries, pineapple, colby jack cheese, pecans, and balsamic vinaigrette.  Mmm…

Tomorrow night will be spent enjoying food with coworkers and other friends.  It’s certain to be full of amazing dishes.  The party itself is hosted by none other than Valerie Gartland, who will be writing a feature on her magnificent pie adventures soon.  Look forward to it.