Tanimura & Antle’s Elegant Lettuce: Little Gems

Tanimura_Antle_Little_Gems_Lettuce_Copyright_M-J_de_MestertonI discovered Tanimura & Antle Little Gems lettuce lately, when my market was out of Romaine heads. These are so far superior to the usual Romaine that I’ve switched, and now only buy Little Gems. Not to be confused with my series of paintings from 2008 by the same name, which did come first. I’ve read that the Tanimura & Antle company trademarked it. For vegetable trays that feature dips, and for scooping tabbouleh, these lettuce leaves make excellent replacements for things like pitas and chips.~~M-J de Mesterton ©June 2017

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Elegant Walnut Salad

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Simple and satisfying, a salad made with Romaine lettuce and crushed walnuts may be enhanced with Cheddar cheese to make a nutritious luncheon dish.  The best dressing for M-J’s Walnut-Romaine salad recipe is a honey-laced vinaigrette.  For an elegant salad-design, toss the lettuce in dressing before arranging the crushed walnuts around the edges of your bowl. ©M-J de MestertonRomaine__Elegant_Salad_Copyright_M-J_de_Mesterton

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Elegant Composed Salad with Savoy Cabbage

Remove leaves from Savoy or Napa cabbage; rinse well. Using a French chef’s knife, slice very thinly. Core and slice an orange capsicum (sweet pepper) into thin strips. Set the sliced cabbage in the centre of an elegant bowl. Arrange the orange sweet-pepper strips on the perimeter of the Savoy cabbage. Pour your favourite vinaigrette over the vegetables. Cover and let your elegant composed salad marinate. Just before serving, toss the vegtables together.
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Making an Elegant Salad, 2009 May 15

When preparing a salad, arrange the components in such a way that they sit in layers or groups. It looks neater this way, and more appealing than the already-tossed salad. Let individual guests mix and dress it in their respective bowls. This idea is a bit like the “composed salad” of old. Pass around the dressing, and perhaps offer a couple of varieties, such as vinaigrette and Roquefort/blue cheese.

~~M-J de Mesterton Copyright 2009

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Making an Elegant Salad, 2009 May 15

When preparing a salad, arrange the components in such a way that they sit in layers or groups. It looks neater this way, and more appealing than the already-tossed salad. Let individual guests mix and dress it in their respective bowls. This idea is a bit like the “composed salad” of old. Pass around the dressing, and perhaps offer a couple of varieties, such as vinaigrette and Roquefort/blue cheese.

~~M-J de Mesterton Copyright 2009

Keep Your Salad Covered before Serving to Prevent Fruit-Flies (Photo Copyright Elegant Survival)

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Making an Elegant Salad, 2009 May 15

When preparing a salad, arrange the components in such a way that they sit in layers or groups. It looks neater this way, and more appealing than the already-tossed salad. Let individual guests mix and dress it in their respective bowls. This idea is a bit like the “composed salad” of old. Pass around the dressing, and perhaps offer a couple of varieties, such as vinaigrette and Roquefort/blue cheese.

~~M-J de Mesterton Copyright 2009

Keep Your Salad Covered before Serving to Prevent Fruit-Flies (Photo Copyright Elegant Survival)

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