Friends. I don’t know if you are already experiencing some amazing Spring weather, but if you are, I am so very jealous of you. Over here we were left with Spring blue balls after a few beautiful days of sunshine (and double digit temperatures!) and now we are back to cold cold weather. I was actually debating wether or not I should take the Christmas ornaments out again – ok I’m totally being dramatic, but you get the point.
While Spring tries to find Canada using iOS6 maps (that’s gonna take a while) – why don’t we cook something warm, yet Spring-y for lunch? Yes? Ok. Follow me.
Warm Apple and Sage Salad
1 Fuji or Pink Lady apple (get a juicy one from the farmers market!)
Lots of Arugula
1/2 cup of roasted walnuts (or any other nut you have around)
About 3 leaves of fresh Sage
Freshly cracked pepper
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 a lemon
Chop the sage, cut the apple in wedges, toss both of them in a pan with the butter and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Let is simmer for a bit on low heat until the apples are a bit soft (not mushy).
Wash your Arugula, pat it dry and put it in a bowl. Pour the hot apples and the butter and lemon mix all over it (that’s your vinaigrette! Yum). Top it up with walnuts, salt and pepper. Done. Now go get your face all over that shiz. You know you want to. Oh, and if you want to get all fancy pants, I’d definitely add some blue cheese. *drool*
Got any West Coast Spring recipes you want to share? (by that I mean “got any shit to keep us warm ’til Summer?”). If so, holla!
Photos by Mark Yammine