Thus, with out further ado, I give you . . . Married Salad.
* Romaine Lettuce
* Cubed avocado
* Diced red onions
* Crushed cashews
* Dried cranberries
* Fresh Blueberries
* Garlic powder
* Brown sugar
* Balsamic vinegar
* Lemon Juice
As per our custom here at Letters of Thought, I give you relevant facts specially culled from Wikipedia to ponder while eating.
- The original traditional product [Balsalmic Vinegar], made from a reduction of cooked grape juice and not a vinegar in the usual sense, has been made in Modena and Reggio Emilia since the Middle Ages
- Although today's ketchup is invariably tomato based, it did not appear until about a century after other types. By 1801, a recipe for tomato ketchup was created by Sandy Addison and was later printed in an American cookbook, the Sugar House Book. James Mease published another recipe in 1812. In 1824, a ketchup recipe using tomatoes appeared in The Virginia Housewife . . . The Webster's Dictionary of 1913 defined "catchup" as a "table sauce made from mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts, etc. [Written also ketchup]."
- In the late 1800s, the newly consolidated refined white sugar industry, which did not have full control over brown sugar production, mounted a smear campaign against brown sugar, reproducing microscopic photographs of harmless but repulsive-looking microbes living in brown sugar. The effort was so successful that by 1900, a best-selling cookbook warned that brown sugar was of inferior quality and was susceptible to infestation by "a minute insect.
- The name "avocado" also refers to the fruit (technically a large berry) of the tree that contains a pit (hard seed casing) which may be egg-shaped or spherical.
- In Goa, India, the [Cashew] is mashed and mixed with water and sugar and used to make Feni (a popular liquor) by fermentation.
- At a 2007 symposium on berry health benefits were reports showing consumption of blueberries (and similar berry fruits including cranberries) may alleviate the cognitive decline occurring in Alzheimer's disease and other conditions of aging
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