Sunday, July 26, 2015

House Salad by Timothy Baran

When Melissa and her family arrived in Munsonville, they stopped for lunch at Sue’s Diner on Main Street, a dingy, squat-looking gray building with surprisingly good food.

They ordered shepherd’s pie, the diner’s special salad, and freshly baked garlic bread. Then her mother saw Joe Roberts, the project manager for Simons Mansion, talking with someone at another table. ("Bryony," Chapter 10: When Good Dreams Go Bad)

House Salad
By Timothy Baran

A handful of Romaine lettuce, chopped
½ of a tomato, small diced
½ of a peeled cucumber eight cucumber pieces-sliced thin, the rest small diced
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Poppy seeds
1 lemon, juice only (You may not need the whole lemon)
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
   Put greens on plate. Thinly slice part of the cucumber into 8 pieces; small dice the rest. In a bowl mix, garlic powder, onion powder, poppy seed, and pepper. Add sliced cucumbers and gently shake the bowl so that the cucumbers become LIGHTLY coated, then place them around the rim of the plate, standing up and leaning against the salad. Grate broccoli heads. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, cucumbers, grated broccoli, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. After it is well mixed place in the center of the salad. LIGHTLY toss with oil and vinegar. Yield: 1 salad.

From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties.

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