Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Improved Wedgewood bag; Vegetable salad




Did I get your attention with that great looking salad? I actually have two great things to share today and one is a recipe for the salad (see below). The other is the great improvement that I made to the Wedgewood bag I knitted and felted. Today at our weekly crafts lunch at work, my co-worker decided she wanted to buy the bag but she thought it needed a button or something and boy, was she right! Another colleague who was there had a vinyl bag with a large beige button that looked like it would be perfect. So, she gave me the button to put on the bag for Jill. I love how much it makes the bag special. What a great example of collaboration!




The other is that I discovered a wonderful new recipe. It was shared by a friend of a friend. I don't plan to turn my blog into a source of recipes, but this one was special and after all, even crafters have to eat! It is very different and refreshing; we had it with blackened fish and it was a wonderful contrast to the spicy main dish. I cut the recipe in half (still plenty as a side dish for 4 I would think) and made it without the shredded cheese and corn chips but I'm sure it would be great with them also.



Veggie Salad


2 tomatoes chopped

2 bell peppers--one green and one red

2 large cucumbers

1 can black beans-drained and rinsed

2 cups fresh corn cooked, cooled, and cut off the cob

1/2 medium sweet onion or green onions

Shredded cheddar cheese

Corn chips


Chop all the veggies to about 1/2 inch square pieces. Top with dressing and marinate. Serve with cheese and crushed corn chips mixed in or let each person do their own cheese and chips.


Dressing:


1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lime juice

2 1/2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons ground cumin - or more

1 large bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste

Mix together.


I'm guessing this will be even better leftover. Enjoy!



2 comments:

Lava Jewelry said...

That salad looks delicious!

Would you mind coming over to make me some?

Gabreial said...

Mmm that salad does look yummy!