Hi everyone ,
I have been away for awhile not by choice , but by need of family. Hubby's aunt broke her leg , after 2 /3 weeks the doctors put it in a walking cast , boy was she happy , so were we , now we don't have to dodge that dang scooter . I think she tried to deliberately run over her caregiver .
Hubby asked her how she broke her leg , she said singing and doing the twist to Chubby Checkers Doing the twist song with a sip of wine .(aunty is 87) giggling , aunty slipped outside in the garden . She likes to punch his buttons (a true Italian lady).
The kids want to go to the ranch in Reno and then to Sonoma / Napa valley ,wine country to visit hubby's dad . As you know they are having water shortages there , Baby Boy said , mama we can drink wine , gramps has lots and lots of wine in bottles and kegs . The kids love to see how the wine is made , go out to the grape fields ,pick the grapes of the vine .
I will leave you my favorite salad recipe , enjoy .
See you in September ..... NeeTime: 15 minute
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice , preferably freshly squeezed
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh oregano , chopped, or 3/4 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1-1/2 cups bell peppers , chopped
1-1/2 cups broccoli florets , chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup radishes , diced
1 tablespoon red onion , minced
1/2 cup Orange-Oregano Dressing
1 . To prepare dressing: Place orange zest and juice, vinegar, oil, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar. Cover and shake to combine. (Makes about 1 cup.)
2 . To prepare salad: Combine bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, radishes and onion in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
(Refrigerate extra dressing for up to 1 week.)