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January 25, 2017

A Delicious Winter Salad (and Our Valentine’s Day Pop-Up!)

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The new year is such an exciting time! We’re looking forward to creating our February Valentine's Pop-up Restaurant, and launching our new YouTube Channel, TheCraft(s), but first, I’ll tell you about a favorite winter salad. We get so many requests for this salad this time of year we wanted to send out the recipe. It’s a light and refreshing winter salad with an incredibly delicious vinaigrette...and it features pistachio’s! Did you know that pistachio’s are grown in Southern Utah? You’ll be able to find Utah pistachio’s at almost any local grocery store. You’ll love serving it as a starter for dinner or pairing it with soup for lunch. Garnishing this salad with sliced apples or pears is a healthy way to take it up a notch.

Enjoy! Mary Mary Crafts-Homer

Garnish this salad with apples or pears for extra deliciousness

Our next pop-up will be a night to remember

JANUARY RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Winter Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

with Roasted Pistachios, Gorgonzola & Dried Figs Serves 10 Salad Ingredients 1 pound mix greens (farm greens) 1 cup of roasted pistachios (toasted) 1 cup of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (4 ounces Gorgonzola, crumbled) 1 cup of dried figs (cut in quarters) We love using fresh figs when they are in season! 1 cup of poppy seed vinaigrette

Ingredients for the Poppy Seed Vinaigrette 1.5 Tbsp of mayonnaise 2 Tbsp of red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp of honey 1/4 cup of vegetable oil or olive oil salt and pepper to taste 2 tsp of poppy seeds

Method Combine mayo, vinegar and honey in a blender. Blend until smooth. With blender running slowly add the oil until emulsified. Remove from blender. Whisk in the poppy seeds. Adjust seasonings. (You can use an immersion blender when making a smaller amount)

Toss together the salad ingredients and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

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