|David Gross Paintings|
In the living room I have a huge bright almost primary color abstract within 12 feet of my Ponte Vecchio. To be quite honest…it doesn’t work as well because Ponte Vecchio just doesn’t belong over my mantle. However, it is going to stay there for awhile. It is for sale, but I am still enjoying it.
Right now, my house is a perfect example of jux•ta•po•si•tion!
You know, that word works well describing some foods that sound like they should not go together, but yet, they do. For instance, what do you think of the two words Maple and Vinaigrette together? One extremely sweet, the other vinegary and sharp. My favorite salad is one with a Maple Vinaigrette! This is a salad perfect for holiday meals…easy, readily available ingredients, but yet, delicious, unusual and perfect for company! What more could you ask for? I have watched people follow me to the kitchen, as I am clearing the table, just to continue picking the apples, dried cherries and pecans covered with the dressing out of the bottom of the salad bowl. I have never served it that it did not cause a stir! I hope you give it a try, I know you will love it.
Apple, Dried Cherry and Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar or other white wine vinegar