Typically, I hate excuses. But just as having a blog is great for my writing experience and my cooking experience, and my networking experience, sometimes all those experiences come down to nothing when the reality is that I work 12 hour shifts at times, and all those 12 hours are spent cooking. Not one minute is spent doing anything else but cooking; no writing, no ordering, no sitting down to call anyone, no nothing. And I love it. Must love it because then I come home and cook some more. AM I CRAZY?! Yes, you can say that. So, back to my excuse. I’m pretty much tired all the time and I’m busy; with life, with social media, with working with new partners and brands, with married life, with keeping up with a married life household and laundry. The excuse? This short but delicious post.
But I’ll stop whining. I do get one full day off a week and I typically spend the day in the same routine: laundry, dishes, Edgartown Library, grocery store, post office, home. I mention the library because it’s where I discovered Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers, a local cookbook author on Martha’s Vineyard. And then I made this salad, emailed her that I was in love with it and needed to share with you, my salad loving readers. Oh, not a salad lover? Neither was I. But as you can see, this isn’t your typical salad. It’s full of flavor and texture and good for you ingredients. Go make it and bring it over to your “end of the summer potluck”, because it’s August and we all know September is just a second away! And if you don’t want to make the salad, which is crazy, please, promise me you’ll make this dressing. This dressing is ridiculously amazing. Like, I’d trade a jar of Nutella for a jar of this dressing. I swear. It’s that good.