Although I really enjoyed it last year, this year I opted to stay in and hang curtains with M. M joked that we might be mistaken for an installation piece by art watchers and that we would look up from our work to see a small crowd gathered outside the condo, trying to decipher the meaning of the piece.
The curtains were quite a lot of work (we ended up hanging 10 of them!), but they look phenomenal. I thought I'd multitask and bake an acorn squash for dinner so that by the time we were done, the whole condo smelt deliciously of autumn and it was the perfect accompaniment to my "Curtain Hanging Salad" (recipe follows). The salad is topped with Terra Stix, which give it a nice crunchy element. I got this idea while perusing Pusateri Market for inspiration.
1 head romain lettuce, chopped
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 pear, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 tbsp dulse flakes
1 tbsp raw, shelled sunflower seeds
2 tbsp Terra Stix
Combine together and toss with Dijon Mustard Dressing (recipe follows)
Dijon Mustard Dressing
1 part apple cider vinegar (raw, unpasterized)
4 parts oil (Udo's or evoo)
Dijon mustard, to taste
Put all ingredients in a small glass jar and seal with a lid. Shake vigorously and pour over salad. Serve immediately.
The Olive Oil Selection at Pusateri's