Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Bon Appétit!


I love greens, preferably raw. These rapini are slightly bitter; the strawberries add a touch of sweetness to counteract it, and black sun-dried olives finish it off very nicely. I pit my olives with one of my oldest and best-loved kitchen tools: an olive pitter (great for cherries too when making clafoutis). Dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. I don't make a dressing the conventional way: I just drizzle  it all with extra-virgin olive oil, then some lemon juice, scatter some salt and grind some black pepper over, then I toss very thoroughly. I let it sit so that the greens and the fruit absorb the dressing. Tenderizing, if you will.
Eat, and mop up the juices with small chunks of a baguette.

Bon appétit!


  1. simple made ... and simply beautiful!!

  2. yum! I dress my salads the very same way. I love EVOO ..sometimes I drop some really good aged Balsamic on it as well. Had a salad last night.

  3. oh my. i am just going to have to try that.

  4. Yum! I want some, going shopping tomorrow will see what I can find. I love the beauty and simplicity of this salad! I can't wait to try some~ Thanks for the eatspiration~

  5. Sounds good ...great to be thinking about salads again...Love your little hearts...

  6. Wonderful Colette! Have you ever tried Aceto Balsamico di Modena (balsamic vinegar) istead of lemon juice?? It's divine!

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