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Salad [Aug. 16th, 2007|02:20 pm]
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As usual, I only blog regularly when I have alot of work to do. In this case it's a bunch of readings to read, trawl pubmed for literature, a shitload of data to analyze (so what's new right) and my immunology textbook to pore over since I've practically given back everything to my lecturers. We just killed 5 mice the other day and I'm just looking at the data we acquired in despair .. I think I'll go mad when we eventually increase the mice number to 20 or 50.

I don't have anything particularly interesting to write, but I thought I should write down a salad dressing that I saw demonstrated (ala aunty cooking show) on TV before going off to work one morning. I really like it as it's a change from the usual balsamic vinegar-olive oil dressing that I do, the difference is in the addition of mustard, sugar and lemon juice to the balsamic vinegar-olive oil concoction so it tastes more tangy/savoury (?) .  The cooking demonstrator/aunty claims that the addition of mustard helps to make the olive oil based dressing stick to the salad better instead of concentrating at the bottom of the salad bowl. I don't know about that .. my dressing still sticks to the bottom of the bowl. I don't usually take mustard, but I like it here.

Anyway I realised that there's nothing I like to eat on the cafeteria menu tomorrow, so I thought I would make a salad with baby spinach, ham (apparently bacon goes better with this dressing according to the cooking demonstrator/aunty but it was abit too late at night to be smelling bacon grease), tomatoes and toasted pine nuts (my latest thing, courtesy of the refrigerator clearing Roths before they left) with the dressing and pepper to taste, for lunch tomorrow, and clear the refrigerator at the same time. Even former-thousand-island-faithful Win liked the dressing and kept snitching the ham to eat. Bah. Having said that I suspect I will end up going over to the cafeteria to get a bread stick or something to go with it .. I NEED MY CARBS! 

I really like the pine nuts. Maybe we should have a regular stash in the freezer.

Looking at this picture again, I'm suddenly reminded of nuanda77's petrified bread salad a while back :). 

And I realised I just blathered a whole post on salad dressing.


[User Picture]From: riendel
2007-08-16 11:26 am (UTC)
That looks like something that Henry would make!
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[User Picture]From: delightt
2007-08-16 11:33 am (UTC)
I like to read your posts.

But am sad that mices died.
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[User Picture]From: jaa6
2007-08-16 03:52 pm (UTC)
yah .. the mice work kinda traumatized me a little when i first started but no choice lah ..
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[User Picture]From: nilmandra
2007-08-16 01:10 pm (UTC)
Me too! Me too! I always blog more when I have work to do, heh.
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[User Picture]From: nuanda77
2007-08-16 01:46 pm (UTC)

the salad nazi speaks

not enough of the non-leafy stuff.

put your dressing in a jar. shake vigorously and pour on salad JUST before serving, and TOSS WELL.

i like pine nuts too! a bit ex though.
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[User Picture]From: jaa6
2007-08-16 03:49 pm (UTC)

Re: the salad nazi speaks

i did i did! well more like i put the dressing in a bowl and stirred/whipped like mad then pour then TOSS WEEELLLL. heh.

and no other non leafy stuff left in the fridge lah salad nazi! think we went overboard and bought TOO many vegetables after our canned food weekend ..
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[User Picture]From: winstontlchow
2007-08-16 04:11 pm (UTC)


*munches on ham*
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[User Picture]From: fmjs
2007-08-17 12:58 am (UTC)
Yes, preparing food can be so relaxing (except for people on diets), and it's nice to have a window into your kitchen.

Your dressing sounds yummy :) As an alternative to mustard as a base, you might even try honey (a mild type like acacia honey perhaps), though your salad will be on the sweet side.

If you haven't already exhausted the salad genre, shredded carrot and radish salad with a dressing made from honey, mayonnaise, black pepper and chopped black olives is nice :)

Besta luck with the work, the executions and the rest of it :D
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[User Picture]From: jaa6
2007-08-17 02:22 am (UTC)
oohh the honey and mayo sounds interesting. I shall try it out!
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[User Picture]From: jaa6
2007-08-18 09:59 pm (UTC)
hmmm good idea!
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