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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dressing Up Dinner: Homemade Slaw

I sat in the park pondering dinner, as the sun sank deeper and Izzy soaked friends and neighbors with his very first water soaker. He was delighted while I was irritable. It was already after 6:30 and I had nothing planned for dinner. My friend C. saved the day when she mentioned that she had made cole slaw with our CSA cabbage. I usually think of cole slaw as time consuming but figured some kind of cabbage salad would be just the thing to dress up some wienies and local corn.

My dinner worries were solved. I would make a slaw-esque side for our dinner. I used 1/4 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/3 rice wine vinegar, 3 heaping teaspoons honey, 1/4 cup olive oil and seasoned it with dill, chives and s&p. The recipe needs a tad of tweaking but for something thrown together in 10 minutes, it wasn't half bad. The addition of cabbage made my organic wienie dinner feel downright virtuous. Amazing what a vegetable can do.

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