Vinaigrette Dressing (hearty & also good for artichokes,etc.)


I have a green singing Finch named Bandit because he has a little mask on. He sings prettier than any canary and loves his greens. In his salad bowl I place lettuce, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage all of which he loves.  He knows what’s good for him and so do I.  I often make myself a huge raw chopped vegetable salad bowl including the same foods as Bandit eats plus some more goodies like onions and anchovies—either the more pricey mild white kind or the normal stronger tasting variety.  The anchovies, onions and this really yummy vinaigrette dressing I don’t give to Bandit, however, I sure do enjoy them for myself.

Vinaigrette Dressing

(Makes about 1 ½ Cups)

In a blender put the following and blend at high for about 20 seconds:

¼ C. Red Wine Vinegar

¼ C. Balsamic Vinegar

¼ C. Lemmon Juice

1 C. Olive Oil

¼ Tsp. Pepper

1 Tsp. Dry Mustard

6 Stuffed Olives (I use my martini green olives with pimentos)

1 Tblsp. Drained Capers

2 Green Onions coarsely cut or 2 Tblsp. Chopped Regular Onion

¼ C. Either/Or Combo of Chopped Parsley and Cilantro

2 Cloves of Garlic (either put in blender with the above or chop fine and put in dressing after blended)

Pour into a jar, cover, and store in refrigerator.  To un-gel from refrigeration, place bottle in a cup of warm water.

This vinaigrette is also very good as a dipping sauce for cooked and chilled artichokes.

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Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID.

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