Composed Salad; How to tell a Cow from a Bull — 19 Comments

  1. First, I love the BBQ salmon!
    2nd, love the lady twit story!
    And composed salad is gorgeous.
    This year I was unable to find French Tarragon but found Texas Tarragon – no idea, never saw it before this year. But it does have a lovely tarragon scent so it must not be Russian 😉
    I would love to have found the lettuce leaf basil again but no luck this year.

  2. That salad looks hearty and filling and good! I have been wanting to use avocado more and adding it to a salad is a great idea.

  3. Congrats on getting ton mari back from the hospital. I assume when you say “the girls are happy, you are referring to yourself as one of the girls.” 🙂 Sorry about the mowing, however – bummer!

  4. Katie, love the meanderings of your thoughts. I have had a few of those myself. Glad ton mari is back home. Love tarragon here. Have you tried making your own tarragon vinegar. Really easy. Put some tarragon leaves in a bottle and pour over some vinegar. Strain and do this again using your flavoured vinegar. Really lovely to use making mayonaise or salad dressings.

  5. I have one of those Russian tarragon plants in my garden — I bought it as a plant, and it was labeled “French tarragon”, but I learned otherwise after it grew and grew to be nearly three feet tall! Almost flavorless, but a nice looking perennial in the garden. This summer I’ve been on the lookout for a real French tarragon to add to the herb garden.

  6. This is a great looking salad and I really like that dressing!It’s too darn hot here in Florida for me to grow lettuce-(I sure would love that in the springtime)-not this bagged crap they have in the groceries here……Oh to grow herbs-don’t get me started!

  7. You know what is really scary is the US is getting more and more “round-a-bouts” and the vast majority of American’s can not figure them out and are simply not courteous to other drivers. I have about 5 near my home and there are daily fender-benders. Americans always want to “win” and “be first”.
    I love that the cattle are kept together as a family 🙂 The pills packaged in 30 day increments are common sense genius!

  8. Katie you’re right…never seen or heard of a second world country one of those little conundrums for us to solve.
    Please send your best wishes to MM glad to hear he is on the road to recovery.
    Loved the snake story (I’ve been catching up tonight) I ate snake in Hong Kong many years ago it did taste like chicken.
    The shot of the cattle was cute, By the way does it calm the bulls, having the ladies with them all day? Another puzzle for us to solve.

  9. Tanna, that same twit was the one that absolutley loved to clean her house….. Need I say more?
    Kevin, I have recently turned into an avocado lover… Now it’s finding it’s way into everything.
    Zoomie, all 3 girls! And he’s already out riding the mower…
    Pam, I could use a little less interesting for a week or so…But, thanks!
    Pat, I love tarragon vinegar but have never tried making it…. Lazy, I guess!
    Lydia, that’s all they are – a big plant! I now taste the leaves before I buy.
    Jann, but can’t you grow it in winter?!?
    LisaRene, roundabouts are wonderful…but you have to follow the rules or they’re disasters: Yield to the left; ignore the right.
    Gilli, the bulls don’t seem so agressive. I’ve had snake… but never this particular one and I wasn’t about to start…

  10. Your photo of your composed salad is beautiful. And having pharmacists trained in mushrooms is brilliant! They should do this in Canada.

  11. Ah, that is gorgeous. You really make me want to move from the states again and live there. Really. I lost my tarragon to heavy rains here, I have to start over for the season. I love tarragon mustard on fish, and in my dressings, too! Lovely.

  12. Natashya, they did it in Andorra, too. Pharmacists are much more useful here ;-))
    Expat Chef, tarragon can be so fussy at times… except the Russian..that’s like mint!
    Maninas, you are ever so welcome…great round-up at your place, too!

  13. So happy to hear he’s home. Very interesting about the mushroom advice at the pharmacy! Of course I always approve of any dish with tarragon, so this sounds wonderful.

  14. Katie, your brain works maravillosamente darling! I love the way your neurons make their synapses. I tried to sound smart here 😉
    Your salad looks like a painting! Take the cheese out and I’ll have it all 😀

  15. LMAO at the BUlls!! At the Salon d’ Agriculture, I keep overhearing “mon dieu, les testicules!” for each animal! ahahahaha. love your salad too, you are an amazing woman!

  16. Kalyn, pharmacists will also do a bit of diagnosis on weekends, etc. and there is always one open.
    Val, we get on a real salad kick this time of year!
    Nuria, you’re not a cheese lover, eh… I’ll leave it off yours.
    Riana, I do love the French and their ohlalalala’s I didn’t realize how common it was for them to actually say that til we moved here!