Creamy Herb Dressing with Yogurt; Listening v Hearing — 15 Comments

  1. Hope that was the most difficult part of the hospital and the toe is all taken care of now!
    Love the dressing. I hate bottled any more and I really hate the collection we can end of with just a touch left in the bottle.
    And I must really be hungry now because the salad looks divine and I must find something to eat.

  2. Katie I love this post … what a story – so much we can all learn – told with good humour.
    And then there’s the dressing. I’ve more or less never bought salad dressing, with one exception: the Pizza Express dressing which we use on a Caesar salad for a treat. Only now there’s no need, because this will do much better
    Thanks for taking part

  3. Katie, that dressing sounds really good! My chives and oregano are growing like crazy and I need to find ways to use them up.

  4. Hope the patient is well. So true about forgetting to listen, even more difficult when more than one language is in the equation.
    I like my salad swimming in dressing, the children don’t like dressing, preferring plain salad. I must learn to make more salad dressings.

  5. you know that is exactly what my prejudiced mind expect of certain French types. Horrid isn’t it?

  6. LOL – I have had this happen many times before – people hear you speaking their language with an accent or gramatically incorrectly – and just switch off!! The worst I have found for this are the Spanish. I was unlucky enough to be in Barajas airport on the weekend Terminal 4 opened, and BA neglected to mention this to me, so I ended up in the terminal where the BA flights were no longer leaving from. Late and in a panic, I stopped a groundstaff lady and said “Perdon senora, donde es Terminal quattro?” She took one look at me and said “No hablo Ingles” and walking off. That’s what REALLY annoyed me – did I ASK if she could speakl English?? Did I even attempt to address her in English?! I was so angry I chased after her and repeated the question until, with much eye-rolling, she told me in Spanish where to go, and which I understood just fine. But I think English people do exactly the same – when they hear a foreign accent they just assume that communication will be impossible and the listening part of their brains switches off.
    The dressing looks yummy, btw!

  7. Lynn, he’s doing better, but we still don’t know about the surgey. Thursday.
    Peter, exactly!
    Tanna, the dressing dregs? … I remember those!
    Val, glad to be of service
    Lydia, I love spring in the herb garden.
    Heidi, ooops! That sentence must have been deleted…fixed it. (They ‘activated’ the phone, duh!)
    Joanna, add Parmesan and anchovy – and you’ve got Caesar!
    Pam, just start tossing them into everything!
    Amanda, usually it’s the kids that like it swimming…. good kids!
    Ilva, horrid…but sometimes true! In all fairness, she was nice, and was trying (she was also young…which helps)
    Jeanne, I think I’ve met that woman….

  8. I like the idea of using tuna in a salad. The herb dressing sounds really good as well.

  9. lvonne, me, too. I use yogurt for lots – I can’t get buttermilk…. that’s what got me started!
    Kevin, tuna and lettuce just go well together!