Monday, November 8, 2010

Sweet Fall Salad

Hello! I know it's been a while. My access to the internet (and to upload things) was pretty limited at Myrtle Glen Farm, which is a shame, since I was having such an interesting and busy time there! My stay there came to an end a few weeks ago, and since then I have been chilling in Portland with my friend Galen. I thought I would share a particularly tasty salad I made today.

Sweet Fall Salad (all from oregon!)

Red Leaf Lettuce
Spinach (from Myrtle Glen)
Fennel Stalk and Greens
Asian Pear (from Galen's yard)

Dressing:
Honey
Stone ground mustard
Lemon Juice
Olive Oil
Water
Vinegar
Salt
Pepper


I'm not usually a big fan of Asian Pears (a lot of hype for something neither as sweet as a pear nor as crisp as an apple), but we had an excess of them on the tree here and so I've been trying to find ways to incorporate them into my foods. My favorite so far has been to chop them up and put them in salads! Their mild flavor goes well with a honey dressing; I think they resemble jicama, but I've been known to be crazy.