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.


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!


Lava Jewelry said...

That salad looks delicious!

Would you mind coming over to make me some?

Gabreial said...

Mmm that salad does look yummy!