Spinach/Strawberry Salad

New England weather… Monday I was wearing a sweatshirt and making baked stuffed pork chops and today it’s up in the 90’s, maybe going to 100°.  I’m very glad that I took care of my Freddie Farkel’s fabric pick up yesterday (yes, it magically ‘appeared’ just as I was calling them).  Unfortunately not having central air might delay the project for the next 3 days.  In my last post I had a video of Moe’s help getting the machines ready but I really hope he doesn’t get quite so involved with this project as he did on this one:

In any case, just the thought of working with heavy fabric and batting is enough to put that project off and I’d say the weather calls for maybe burgers on the grill and a cool salad just like this one:

I was a little surprised when my husband called my attention to this  in some booklet we got from our insurance company on eating healthy.  The combination of almonds and strawberries is really good but what makes this super is the very easy dressing.  I’d say roasting the almonds (unless you have the A/C going) is probably optional.

Spinach/Strawberry Salad

Mix fresh baby spinach with strawberries and almonds (toasted if you feel like it).  Top with this perfect dressing:
1     Tablespoon balsamic vinegar (I used white balsamic)
1     Teaspoon Dijon mustard
1     Teaspoon honey
3     Tablespoons olive oil

Place the vinegar, mustard, and honey in small bowl, then slowly whisk olive oil in until incorporated.  Perfect for the spinach/strawberry/almond combination.

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Mr. Farkel, ready when you are

If you’ve ready my prior post about my insane idea of ripping apart my sofa then battling the maze of traffic in Watertown Square, you know that I’ve had 20 yards of decorator fabric on order with my new best friends at Freddie Farkel.  They told me I should have the fabric in about 10 days and I just realized that it’s now day 26.  Maybe I should be ranting & raving, maybe I should call, but frankly my sciatic nerve’s been acting up and I felt like I sprained my butt, so I guess flipping over the sofa to reupholster wasn’t a priority.  But I was delighted to hear from Squirrel Circus that she had nominated me for the Cuddly Blogger Award for the adventures of Moe & Jerry.  Thank you Squirrel and I really hope everyone stops by to read your blogs – they’re terrific and I enjoy every one of them.

Before calling Freddie I figured I’d get my sewing machine and serger oiled, threaded, and ready for some of my sofa project.  Although I love Moe the Terrorist Cat dearly, his interest in sewing could make this a more challenging project than I’d anticipated.  My hugs go to Moe although some may say that it looks more like I’m grabbing him to toss him out of my sewing room…talk about a pain in the butt!