Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Travelling Salad Bowl

The other salad that I made was in an effort to continue a tradition that last year's Easter guests brought to the Shanks' households. Kelly Johnson brought her special salad to every church event last year. I fell in love with it. Not only that but she brought this salad to Easter last year in this bright orange and yellow glass salad bowl. The bowl has a story.
Apparently she had a circle of friends who passed around this salad bowl over time to all of their friends, like for instance when they brought a meal to someone who had a baby, the bowl went too. It was always given with instructions to pass it along to another person in hopes that the bowl would travel along carrying lots of stories and memories.
It didn't get out very far this year, so I reclaimed it's use and declared that it should always be brought to other people's house with Kelly's salad in it with the story of her creative genius.
Kelly's Spinach and Berry Salad
makes enough for 12

1 large bag of baby spinach
1 container of strawberries, sliced into quarters
1 carton blueberries, washed
1 carton blackberries, washed
1 carton rasberries, washed
1 cup candied slivered almonds

Vanilla Balsamic Honey Dressing
1 cup water with 1/2 vanilla bean pod, simmered over low heat until reduced by half
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 Tb. vegan mayonnaise
Blend in the blender until combined.

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