I love fresh, crunchy salad but I have to admit that if a salad takes too long to prepare it isn’t a week night staple for me. That’s why I like kitchen sink salad. Kitchen sink salad is easy to make and easy to adjust to the season. Just use any vegetables you have hanging around in your refrigerator. Add four cups of salad greens to three cups of mixed chopped vegetables. You can also cook up some sweet potatoes to add to the mixture. Yum!
The mustard lemon dressing is olive oil based. It’s made with the goodness of Canadian maple syrup, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. I prefer a tart dressing so this recipe is not too sweet. So if you like your salad sweet add a little more maple syrup.
Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator and use it as a marinade for Tempe or Tofu. Sop up the marinade with Homestyle Bread. Delicious!
Old fashioned bagels take some time to make but they’re worth the effort. They’re light and chewy and they’re wonderful with jam or your favourite buttery spread. Make a double batch and freeze some for when you need a quick snack.
1 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water
7 1/2 tsp regular yeast
Dissolve sugar in water in a large bowl. Place yeast on top of the water and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir.
Freezer Biscuits are ideal for those times when you want something light but don’t want to cook. The dough is made and frozen for the future and then simply placed on a cookie sheet and cooked in the oven.
Bread is always best baked at home especially when special flavours are used. Rosemary Parmesan Bread Machine Buns are great by themselves or excellent alongside a salad. Serve warm with melted butter.
1 1/3 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground garlic
3 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup chopped rosemary
Add all ingredients except Parmesan and rosemary to the bread machine pan. Work on dough cycle. At indicator add Parmesan and rosemary.
Remove dough from pan and let rise for 15 minutes.
Cut dough into 12 pieces and form into long logs. Twist logs to make knots.
Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Bathe the tops of the buns with a mixture of butter and garlic. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.