Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brighten Up

Last week we pulled the shovels out to clear over a foot of snow. I won't harp about the shoveling- I actually kind of enjoy it. The crisp snow up on the trees and the beautiful drifts piled so perfectly across the yard- it's magic those first couple days. But since then we have watched it become slushy and spent, and have been cooped up indoors on dreary, sleety, windy days.
Thus, I needed something to lift moods and brighten palates. This is what I found that did the trick- lemon and parsley vinaigrette salad. I ate it over a potato pancake for good measure, and it was sort of amazing.

Lemon & Parsley Vinaigrette

Lemon Juice- 1 ea., or 3 oz.
Canola Oil - 1 cup

Parsley - 6 stems
Salt & pepper to taste

Fine dice the parsley and set aside. Put the lemon juice in a medium sized bowl and gradually whisk in the oil by pouring it slowly in a steady stream, until it emulsifies. Add in the parsley and salt and pepper and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Pour onto greens and devour.

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