tirsdag 19. mai 2009

a proper salad :)

Last post was a bit too far over on the quick and easy side.....

This one appear in Raising the Salad Bar by Catherine Walthers.

Arugula and Avocado Salad with Shaved Parmesan
Serves 4
This is a simple, classic combination of arugula and shaved Parmesan cheese with a lemony dressing. With such a simple salad, it's nice to use the more flavorful imported aged Parmigiano Reggiano. You can vary this salad with sliced cucumber or tomato wedges, homemade croutons, sliced endive or radicchio.

2 bunches arugula, washed and dried (about 6 cups)
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, to taste

Lemon Dressing

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 medium clove garlic, finely minced
4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and ground pepper

1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and garlic. Slowly whisk in olive oil until the mixture is creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Place arugula in a serving bowl and add dressing to taste. Mix well. Top with avocado slices, drizzle a bit more dressing over them and season with a pinch of salt. Using a vegetable peeler, shave slivers of Parmesan over the top.

mandag 18. mai 2009

Something easy!!

Yesterday was the national holiday here in Norway, so today is the day for throwing left overs on the bbq. To keep it simple, just make a side salad from ruccula (arugula), nuts and seeds (salatnøtter -- du får det til og med på Rema) and a quick vinagrette. Dinner is served :)

mandag 11. mai 2009

Home make over -- semi extreme

Dh went away for two weeks, and I did tons around the house -- I mean painting and all that kind of stuff :). And I made pillows for the living room -- here are four of them. So happy with how they turned out!!! It feels so nice to actually DO something instead of thinking about it or talking about it. Go aheat -- give it a try!

A scrapbook page or two and a celebration!

This one is for Category Stories -- challenge was to scrap something unexpected. This meal in what looked like an old garage was just that. Absolutely fantastic and unexpected! I loved Atlanta :)
This is for the callenge over at scrappiness.no -- to get to their blog you must go via the link to the right in the shop.
We celebrated our 13 years of being oh so happily married today :). Turkish food and Spanish wine. That's all it takes.