Toasted hazelnuts, pickled red onion, shaved Brussels sprouts, dried tart cherries, Parmesan, quinoa, kale, and a lemon cider vinaigrette. These ingredients all join together in a perfect symphony of flavors to create an obsession-worthy salad. I’m so incredibly excited about this recipe that I think I made it four times in two weeks, and I can’t wait for you to make it too.
My man and I are in the process of looking for a house, and I’m happily baking up a storm at the Bakehouse – where my Spiced Triple Ginger Cookies recently made it onto our menu! Between the decadent pastries I bring home from work and the lavish weekend brunches to fuel up for house-hunting, I felt the need for a big, hearty dinner salad. This one is just the ticket.
The toasted hazelnuts, dried tart fruit, and salty sharp cheese bring a richness and heft to make this salad a stand-alone meal. Meanwhile, the quick-pickled onion Keep reading…
Anyone who knows me (or has met me for even five minutes) will tell you that I’m very easily excited, and I’m wildly expressive.
That’s why the emergence of emojis a few years ago beyond the simple colon and closed parentheses “:)” …or, let’s be real, the colon and capital d “:D” was so SO important in my life.
How else do you convey “Sorryyyy, I’m totally going to be 15 minutes late…again” without the embarrassed/oops face? How do you convey “I’m ready to party” without the flamenco dancer in the flow-y red dress? How could you possibly convey “That’s right, I’m awesome” without the girl raising the roof?!
Words aren’t the same. I have too many emotions and faces to be contained strictly to text.
(At this point, do I have you wondering how we’ll ever get to tartines? Hang in there – I promise it’s coming.)
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I had grand visions of a beautifully elegant birthday dinner party (like the one in Julie and Julia where she has candles and flowers and a “table-scape” that would put Sandra Lee to shame). While I did send out a cute invitation, and I did have my party dress on; I did not however have candles, the table wasn’t set, and I was no where near ready when people showed up…but I didn’t really care :)
I was having fun rockin’ out in the kitchen in my twirly dress and apron, and all of my wonderful friends were more than happy to help put together the final assembly on the appetizers and pour me a glass of wine. They really know me!
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