Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Granny Salad Time

Lucy noticed a few more tomatoes were ready for picking a while ago and suggested they might be a good reason to make a “Granny Salad”. Around our house Granny Salad is high on the list of things worth having.
It’s a hand me down recipe from my mother’s side of the family; finely chopped lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion with a blend of herbs which have been crushed to a powder, sprinkled over with salt and topped off with vinegar and oil. Somehow the blending of flavors makes it better than any regular tossed salad; enough so that small salad bowls won’t do, only large bowls filled to capacity.

If any is left after the first go around, it sits for only a short while in the refrigerator where the chill and extra chance to blend flavors makes for a neat snack later on. Don’t wait too long is the wisdom around here; it’ll be gone, a little like that last piece of Lucy’s chocolate pudding pie that disappears in the twinkling of an eye.

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