I made this salad the other night and was reminded again of how good it is. I make it a little different each time. It's based off of a salad recipe that is in Molly's excellent book, A Homemade Life. It always makes me happy when I eat fennel. It's one of those food items I had eaten ill prepared many times—so I assumed I didn't like it. But I do, I realize, a whole lot actually, with the right balance of flavors.
For this salad I layer onto of a pile of lettuce: radishes, apple, fennel, and shaved Parmesan. I then top it with salt, pepper, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious. There is a tool needed however, one which I find absolutely mandatory—a mandoline to slice the radishes, fennel, and apple. I use mine all the time and am waiting for the day I cut myself. I need those special gloves!
- I am up to no good over on Modern Domestic posting about the Bernina ruffler foot. They are offering these for 20% off during the month of June, so if you have ever been tempted to get one, here's your chance to get one on sale! I will be showing a few projects I have made with this glorious foot throughout June over there. Thanks Ladies!
- Over dinner last night with my crew I got a slew of good tips on the Netflix front including Doc Martin. The first episode I watched when I got home and enjoyed it so much. It feels like a cross between Northern Exposure (the show) with Local Hero (the movie). I love having a new series to watch.