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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Superior Salads

Superior Salads

Doesn't this look like a charming little booklet celebrating the superiority of salad:

a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.

I thought so. As a matter of fact, I thought it the perfect introduction to May and two of May's monthly celebrations; Salad and Vinegar! That's right folks, May is National Salad Month AND National Vinegar Month!!! The fact that May is Salad Month is well documented across the web. However, National Vinegar Month has never been easy to verify until, today!!! (check out that link for verification and some vinegar lore also:)

Since I've already posted some of my favorite salad recipes from The Book of Antipasti by Lyn Rutherford, why not pucker up with some of Duffy's Apple Juice Vinegar recipes as provided in this vintage vinegar recipe booklet. Unfortunately, I can not document it's publication date. Although, the date 1842 is referred to quite often but I'm thinking that's the "birth" date of Duffy's Apple Juice Vinegar.

Duffy's 1842 Apple Juice Vinegar
Duffy's 1842 Apple Juice Vinegar

Now, you would think from the publication date of this booklet, whenever that date might be, there would be a HUGE difference in the ingredients needed to toss together any one of the following salads. However, that doesn't seems to be the case. Any one of these recipes, whether it be for the Lobster, Cucumber, Artichoke or Beet Salad, pretty much include the same ingredients we would use nowadays with the exception of Duffy's Apple Juice Vinegar, of course.

Lobster Salad, Beet Salad, Cucumber Salad using Duffy's Apple Juice Vinegar

The next group of recipes I chose to include may seem a bit odd these days, especially the recipe for Tongue Salad. However, I really found the Weights And Measures At A Glance intriguing and just had to include it!

Lobster Salad, Beet Salad, Cucumber Salad using Duffy's Apple Juice Vinegar

Okay, so, I've left you all in suspense long enough. If you're wondering how I'm doing since my last post way back in December, I'll answer short and sweet. I have good days and I have some days that aren't so good. I'm delighted to "report" due to the new medication we are trying, I am having a few more good days than not. Yippee!!! Now, don't get too excited, I don't see me returning to blogging any time soon but, I may just be able to do a bit more flitting socially whether it be on Facebook, Pinterest or just with quick little blog visits. As many of you know, I usually make my yearly trip to Idaho this time of year. That won't be happening this year. My daughter and the kids understand. Who knows, maybe they will surprise me with another visit!

I hope and pray you are all doing well and that this post finds you in good spirits and good health. You know what I always say, your health is your wealth and believe me, it really IS!!! Cheers! Louise:)

Duffy's Apple Juice Vinegar





9 comments:

  1. I need to get busy and do something with vinegar to celebrate the month. Probably a salad dressing -- twofer. :-) Good to see you post! Glad you're having a few more good days. Take care. -- John

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  2. Your post is very welcome -- I hope your good days will soon really outnumber the others. Interesting about the stability of salads. The popularity of gelatine changed expectations for a while (so all salads were moulded) but I think we've fortunately gone back to basics -- vegetables, cold meat, etc.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Salad Month seems like a great excuse for forcing the boys to eat more salads. OK, to be fair, only Patrick doesn't like salad, so....

    Glad to hear that you're doing better; I hope your new medications work well for you. And maybe they'll give you the energy to tell us about momentous food holidays like these!

    xoxo Marjie

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  4. Very interesting! Vinegar is good in so many things but tongue can do without. :-) Glad to hear you're doing better. Take care

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  5. Hi Louise I was so glad to see your post , I'm glad there are more good days than bad with the new meds hopefully the bad days will get fewer and fewer until they are just a memory . I tried to get back to blogging maybe I will for now it's in the air , I lose my father-in-law (Don Carano) last October he did see his dream come true , they bought out the Isle of Capri .
    Get well my friend , I wanted to drop you a note now I will .
    Take care ... wiggle those toes
    All The best ~~ Nee

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  6. So glad to see you back again. Hurrah for good days! Wishing you many, many more, dear Louise!
    It is interesting to read what people used to be able to find in stores. I think the clerk would faint if I asked him for some tongue.
    Enjoy the summer ~
    Margaret xoxo

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  7. glad to know you are feeling better dear Louise. Send you hugs and love .I love salads !!

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  8. Oooo, a little bird told me to check in just in case. Happy to hear you are having some better days. You are always in my thoughts. And of course it is perfectly logical for salad month and vinegar month to coincide. Wishing you a wonderful summer...

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  9. Nice to see you here and happy to know that a few more days are better than the bad. Do take care and thank you for the update.

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