Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HALLOWEEN BANQUET - DAY 6 - THE SALAD


HALLOWEEN BANQUET - DAY 6 - THE SALAD 


FROM LES RECETTES PRIVEES DE WILHELMINE 


In Wilhelmine’s day, the world was not big on salads the way we know them. However, according to her cookbook, it seems she did manage to cancel the appointments of a few of the aristocrats with Madame la Guillotine by feeding their guards a strange mixture of wormwood leaves and mashed pumpkin. Wormwood is the basis for Absinthe, a liquor popular among the French Impressionists and their followers. Anyway, the mixture sounded awful, and since I have no idea where to buy wormwood leaves, I decided to go with the colors instead.

Christiane France
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ROMAINE SALAD WITH MANDARIN ORANGES 

Wash, tear into small pieces, and place in a large bowl, enough romaine lettuce for 4 people.

Add:

2-3 finely sliced green onions

Half a green pepper, seeded and finely sliced

A handful of sunflower seeds

One small can of strained mandarin oranges, reserving the juice.

Approx. 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise mixed with a little of the reserved juice

Season with pepper and salt to taste.

Mix well and serve.

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