A designer has taken up residence in my barn. She’s the not the first tenant—a woodchuck moved in to the lower level earlier this spring—but she’s definitely the preferred tenant. On the rare days when we’re both home in the evenings, we sometimes meet at the picnic table for an impromptu potluck. She has a working refrigerator, so she brings the cold beer. I have a garden, so I bring the food.

So far, the yield is all greens, all the time. I love a good, simple salad, but a bowl of leaves is not dinner. Last night I began by pounding a large clove of garlic (I’m fighting a cold, and besides it tastes good) to a paste with some salt. Then I added about 3/4 cup of walnuts (for protein) and kept grinding. Since the walnuts contributed plenty of oil of their own, I just used water to thin, then tossed the creamy dressing with a mix of arugula, romaine, lots of fresh oregano, and some toasted stale bread.

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2 Comments on “potlucky”

  1. Mike Says:

    Sounds delicious.

  2. kate Says:

    delicious it was!

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