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Here is The Salad Bar, Issue #004
May 20, 2007
6-Till Next Month
Welcome to the fourth edition of the The Salad Bar, a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date on the website: Easy Salad Recipes.com
Well I'm home again from fishing and ready to start creating in the kitchen! The knives are sharp and the cutting board freshly sanded and oiled. It's nice to be back in town again and I'm looking forward to being a landlubber for a while.
It's the May long weekend here on Vancouver Island and people are getting ready to plant their gardens. The local garden stores are busy as ever. The winter storms seem to have left us but I'm usually a little superstitious about saying they're gone for good-Mother Nature does not like to be taken for granted, it makes her a little grumpy!
Being a salad maker I usually grow a few vegetables in the spring and summer months. Aside from my usual tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber I'll try my greenish thumb at growing some spinach, beets, carrots, squash and some melons. Hopefully I'll keep ahead of the weeds this year-I get a little lazy during the hot summer months.
2-Website News:This month has been busy with fishing, moving, and the near-sinking of my employer's fishing vessel at the Campell River Wharf. So now that the fishing's done, the moving's done, the boat's pumped out and safe in the shipyard, it's time to welcome Spring with a New Recipe and a Sale at the Easy Salad Store...
3-Latest Recipes:This month's new recipe is a Chicken Caesar Salad. As with any caesar salad it's all in the dressing, and the one included here is quick and easy to make. Here it is...
Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
This simple chicken caesar salad recipe is a very popular dish. The caesar salad dressing recipe shown here can be changed slightly if needed. You could use lemon juice only without vinegar, or vinegar without lemon juice. Lime juice can also be used-again with or without lemon juice and vinegar.
The anchovies are an optional ingredient. If using them for the first time add a little bit at a time and taste the dressing as you do it. They are very salty and strong in flavour.
This recipe makes about 2/3 of a cup of caesar dressing. That should be enough for 3 servings of salad.
1 cooked chicken breast per serving
1/2 cup olive or other salad oil
Bake chicken breast(s) in oven until cooked. Add a little spice before cooking if desired.
Break off enough leaves of romain lettuce for however many servings you are making. Wash lettuce in a bowl of cold water and dry using a clean dishtowel or a salad spinner. When leaves are dry tear them into smaller pieces and add to salad bowl.
Add a desired amount of croutons and parmesan cheese.
Mix dressing with a whisk or electric mixer. If using a whisk, cut up anchovies into small pieces with a sharp knife. Add dressing to the bowl a little bit at a time while tossing salad. Add just enough to cover salad without oversoaking leaves.
Cut chicken breast into cubes and add to salad, either on top or mixed in to coat with dressing.
Serve dish immediately.
For a picture of this salad Click Here.
4-Web Resources:Have you ever wanted to Build a Website? Do you have a skill, knowledge, hobby or interest that you could share with the world-and maybe even get paid for it?
If so, Site Build It! might be the answer. In a nutshell they take care of all the technical stuff so you can concentrate on your topic. It worked for me, a total "non-techie one finger typer", and my site is one of many Successful "Site Build It!" Sites.
5-Our Store:For your salad-making needs visit the Easy Salad Store. Here you will find cookbooks about salad, vegetables, ethnic foods, vegetarian, vegan and kid's recipes. There are also some dealing with growing vegetables and herbs.
You will also find a large Housewares section featuring things like salad bowls, knives, food processors and more.
The other departments are Various Gadgets, featuring some interesting and handy items, Organic Products, with edible seeds, spices and other natural products and Salad Art, featuring some nice prints with a salad theme.
**This Month**: People are busy planting their gardens so I have Cut Prices of all our Gardening Books by 10 percent. There is a good selection of growing guides here including Growing Fruits & Vegetables, and Growing Herbs.
If you would like to go to the store now, Click Here.
6-Till Next Month:Next month I will start on making some of my favorite "Summer Salads" such as a new Potato Salad and a new section on Fruit Salads. This will keep me busy along with researching some other ongoing projects coming up later this summer.
I would be happy to hear any feedback you may have-good or bad, just use the reply button on your e-mail browser or go to the Contact Me page on the site.
Thank-you for reading this newsletter and see you next month...
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