Over ten years ago I decided to go back to film photography. I began to scour the internet for inspiration. I would peruse flickr quite often. One day I found photos by a photographer who went by the name of molly_orangette I immediately fell in love with her photos. And this is what led me to Molly's food blog Orangette. Food from scratch, lovely photography, beautiful stories to go with. At one point the London Times chose Orangette as the #1 food blog on the planet. The food critics read it thoroughly and made a grocery list and got down to business. They spent six hours cooking and eating. Six hours. Six hours in heaven! My problem was trying to decide which recipe to make. I hit the June archives and came up with a spot on recipe for this very warm weather. I am plugging Molly's podcast with her friend Matthew, Spilled Milk. It's the podcast where they get to eat food and we don't.
In the meantime, I took a few minutes in the kitchen late last night and took even less time to devour it!
Summer Romaine Salad with Lime-Garlic Dressing
From orangette.net June 2006
3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
5 Tbsp. good tasting olive oil
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. fine sea salt
Romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and cut with a chef's knife into rough 1/2-inch strips
Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
Slivered red onion
First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, combine the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Whisk until emulsified, and set aside.
In a salad bowl, combine romaine, cherry tomatoes, and red onion in whatever proportions you like. Toss with dressing to taste, and top with plenty of feta.
Note: Dressing keeps, covered and chilled, for up to a week.
We are a little over a week away from moving into our home. So until then, I'm still limited on what I can make. So this week I thought I'd share a picture of a happy little Napa chicken salad sammie from Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
Love to the ladies who keep me going!!
Georgia and Amy
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