It was the end of the afternoon. On Sunday. It was forecast but the weather all day long did not let it guess.
And then finally, it arrived….
The snow. Like you don’t have the chance to see it during winter in Wellington…
What a change from last week !
It was last week. I had prepared a Waldorf salad and brownies for an American theme potluck dinner.
The evening was all fun.
Simon, the host, has an amazing collection of retro pinballs and we all played like teenagers for the last part of the night.
Foodwise, it was like travelling from one state to another with a fair share of desserts.
We ate and chat in the cosy and art deco style living room, with the melody of old American songs playing on the turntable.
I feasted on a seafood chowder and a comforting vegetable casserole – a grandma recipe I was told- and was introduced to gumbo.
The Waldorf salad was also a first time.
And I’m glad I gave it a go. I’ve repeatedly made it for lunch since then. It’s ready in no time and the Spring-like days* we had lately, made me crave for nothing else.
So last week-end I bought a big head of celery at the farmers market, knowing it’d be used up in soups… and salads too.
(For 1 as main or 2 as starter)
3 sticks of celery, finely sliced
1 small red apple, cored, sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice
1 small green apple, cored, sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice
Handful of fresh walnuts
Mix of green salad
+ Lemon vinaigrette or mayonnaise
Mix in a bowl all the ingredients and add the dressing just before serving.
*It’s all gone by now…
La suite en français…
You would not mind to start the week softly, would you ?