Today we had our favorite salad. It is one of Polly's favorite too. Spinach and Strawberry salad. Uhhhmmm, we ate it before I remembered about getting a picture of it. Google to the rescue. This is a spinach and strawberry salad, just not our spinach and strawberry salad.
This is our favorite....
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
For each plate arrange the following: baby spinach leaves, 3-4 spears of steamed asparagus, 1 very thin slice of red onion - separated, 1/3 cup mandarin orange slices, 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1-2 tablespoons of toasted sliced almonds. Dress with poppy seed dressing.
Poppy seed Dressing
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 thick slice of red onion
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
Add all into the bowl of a food processor and whirl for about 5-10 seconds until the onion is very finely chopped. Dressing keeps well for 1 week in refrigerator.
This is a favorite of ours this time of year when fresh asparagus and strawberries are in season here in Michigan. With a slice of bread this is a full lunch and with a piece of grilled chicken this is certainly very filling for dinner. Bon Appetit.
Summer is on the way and what is making an impression on me? Stripes. Polka-dots. Lots and lots of them. I am seeing them everywhere and while they can be for anytime - it sure seems summery to me. (image from www.cher-is-creatingspaces.com)
(image from habituallychic.blogspot.com)
And even these - the most talked about eye wear at Spring Quilt Market - Polly's new glasses.Too cool.
Polka-dots have been IN for awhile now. I couldn't be happier. LOVE them!
This is Joanna's new version of polka-dots in her Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.
Here is our latest version of polka-dots - the Bar Harbor polka-dots.Actually, Moda is loaded with polka-dots.
This is one of the many dotty things in Moda Home. Polly and I love polka-dots too and we try to get a new variation in every line. I love polka-dots so much that I picked out a dog with a polka-dotted tongue.
Click to enlarge! Yes, this is Gibby and his best girlfriend Clara after a play date.
Which brings me to this..... guess how many polka-dots are on Gibby's tongue (don't forget the underside) and you can win something summery from us. Comment and guess before midnight June 2nd and the prize will be yours.
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