Month: May 2011

Simple Dinner Sunday – Chard Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

It’s funny how trends change, and something that was a fixture on every restaurant menu just vanishes from sight. In the wink of an eye… it’s just gone. I used to love spinach salads with hot bacon dressing. Crisp, dense, tightly curled spinach leaves, chopped boiled eggs, and that sweet / tart vinegary dressing laced over the top – slightly wilting the greens, releasing that dark green musky aroma of true spinach. and if you get the dressing just hot enough, you can hear it crackling down the salad as that hot bacon-y goodness comes in contact with the moisture in the greens. It was the best salad I ever ate. Sadly, no one grows – or sells – real spinach anymore. Or – I should say, you can’t get it here. And, I think that really was the cause of the demise of the salad. The flat, sorrel-ish crap they pass off as spinach these days just doesn’t have the same oomph! that real, curly, dark spinach has. Truth be told – I made …

Radio Silence

Snort! Ahem… . . . Where am I?… and who are all these people looking at me? Its embarrassing… coming to the realization that I’ve been away for over a month. It’s kinda like falling asleep in a staff meeting only to wake up to the fact that you’ve been drooling on your notes for the past 10 minutes and your face has magically adhered to the table. I’m not really sure what happened. I took a couple of weeks off to begin planning a destination wedding – I went to the beach – I got a tan – I met with a lot of purveyors  – I got really tan –  I did a lot of cooking… and then, my brain went on hiatus. God only knows where it went. (I hope it had fun.) But, mercifully, I’m back. and don’t worry – I’ll be getting to the food in the next post. I do want to say Thank you to all of you that have continued to visit the blog in my absence …