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For Your Valentine: Something Tasty, Romantic, and Green


Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you think of it as a celebration of true love, or just a Hallmark Holiday, it’s a great excuse to cook something delicious, and share it with someone you love.

Everybody’s doing chocolate hears and chocolate cupcakes and chocolate coated strawberries today. So I thought I’d be different. If your dinner today – or any other day – includes a salad, you’ll really want to try this home made dressing. I got the recipe from my friend Lorna, who has Mad Food Skillz. It’s easy, it’s full of natural ingredients… and good heavens but it’s delicious!

Try it with greens, tomatoes, and bacon. Your Valentine, and your taste buds, will thank you.

Green Goddess Dressing


1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise of your choice

2 to 3 Tablespoons finely-chopped garlic

2 cups very-finely-chopped herbs: lots of tarragon, lots of chives, as big a handful of chervil as you can find, and some parsley to fill in the rest of the 2 cups

a few drops of Worcestershire sauce, or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste



If you have the time, hand-chop the herb leaves as finely as you can, and mix with the other ingredients. If you’re in a hurry, or you want a very smooth texture,  remove the herb stems and place the leaves in a blender or food processor, then add the remaining ingredients and process until the whole thing is homogenous.

Refrigerate the dressing for an hour or two so the flavours can meld. Then serve, and enjoy.


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