Mystery Recipe Saturday


Raspberries (Photo credit: hello pedestrian)

Today I am presenting to you a “found recipe”. As I was looking through a notebook which passes for a recipe book at my house, I found a piece of paper folded into four. Upon opening it, I found a recipe—thus my “found recipe”.

You did not think it would really be any more complicated than that did you—perhaps a mysterious recipe on parchment paper in another language that tells us the secret of the ages; or a recipe for what to drink out of that golden goblet that is the journey end of those trying to find ….

Anyway it is a recipe for a salad dressing. An untitled recipe for a salad dressing which makes it all the more mysterious. So I will name it myself. Drum roll please………….

Raspberry Enchantment

1 finely chopped garlic clove

2 tsp. of raspberry jam

1 ½ tsp. grainy mustard

1 ½ tsp. apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp. of olive oil

There were no instructions, so I assume you measure the ingredients into a container, mix and pour on salad greens (I would choose  mixed baby greens or baby spinach with red onions and slivered almonds and maybe some dried cranberries).

So now, you are prepared for life—a few Saturdays ago I gave you a blueberry dressing and now I have provided you with a raspberry dressing—you are now officially ready for spring!

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  1. Yum!

  2. I love the name you gave it 🙂

  3. Love raspberries, will try this soon.

  4. This is just like one we make, but the raspberry jam is new – Ive never tried it like this. Sounds good – we’ll give it a try soon.

  5. That sounds yummmmmyyyyyy 🙂

  6. Get you with another fruity salad dressing! A lot of people add a bit of sugar to a salad dressing don’t they, so why not make it jam instead to get the fruityness too. I may in fact try this tonight as I have some raspberry jam in my fridge…

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  9. Yumm! Simple and delicious.

  10. Sounds like a yummy recipe. Since I’ve been recovering/fighting a really wicked cold/flu thing all week, thought I’d pipe in again — leave you another comment on one of your posts. I’ve not been blogging or doing much commenting at all! Hope things are good with you, Lou.

    • I’ve been sick too along with my eldest son, his girlfriend, my husband, his contracting partner–do you see a pattern here–and it does seem to be a cold/flu mix–I thought I had just about beat it and it came back to bite me again today
      Hope you are feeling better soon too — it is not much fun is it?

  11. I love “found” recipes! Like when I found my Mommy’s Bisquick coffee cake recipe, which isn’t really hers but whatever.

  12. This sounds lovely, LouAnn! I keep a small jar into which I measure out salad dressing ingredients then shake to emulsify. Works like a charm, cuts down on washing dishes (since I’m the dishwasher in our house), and it’s already in a container for storing anything that’s not used right away! xoxoM

  13. Sounds like something I would enjoy on a salad!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Looks yummy. I love all these new dressings.

    Do you realize that over in England, when you walk down the aisle at the grocery store you will only find one brand and flavor of salad dressing. It’s called Heinz Salad Cream. Doesn’t that sound appetizing? In our store one entire wall is dedicated to salad dressing. there must be fifty or more brands with ten or more varieties each! How can our two countries be so different in this way? Then again, we don’t eat too much Blood Pudding or Bangers and Mash. 😀

    • We have Heinz Salad Creme on our shelves (I use it on coleslaw) and about nine hundred thousand salad dressings too–there is a big Heinz company in Leamington which is only about 8 or so miles from my town of Kingsville — I live really close to the American border–about 30 miles south of Detroit–but you may already know that
      Our local butcher shop had bangers and I tried them–they were quite good–blood pudding does not sound all that appetizing does it–and pray tell, what is mash?

      • My children both went to school in England — when I would suggest eating salad, they’d always remind me that they had one dressing only, Heinz salad cream! haha! Well, it’s great that you’re close to the border. That way you get the best of both worlds, am I right or wrong? Bangers and mash – sausage and mashed potatoes served with onion gravy, or something like that. I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like – over in bland cooking England, I often live off of pastries, french bread, and Brie and always, always, potatoes! LOL!

      • I wonder if they make a lot of homemade dressings because the Salad Creme is kindof bland–(I like to add horseradish when I use it)
        Mashed potatoes — way too obvious–no wonder I didn’t get it (lol)!
        I love potatoes too in almost any form–

      • Horseradish, I love!! Good call. Hey, I’m starting to get the feeling that you’re a dang good cook despite your insistence that you’re not! You can’t fool me Lou Ann! haha! I’ll be over for dinner tomorrow at 5:00 pm. Dress is Saturday casual! 😀

      • I am a decent cook, and would like it much more if there were no clean up involved! I would love to have you over for dinner–but we should make it next week because everyone here has a cold/flu and you do not want it–it is nasty–so next week?

      • Oh, I’m sorry you have a sick house full of people. Of course, next week! That way you’ll have more time to prepare for my arrival! LOL!

      • you do know that you are adorable, don’t you — shall we have lamb or roast beef, or something more relaxed like chili–let me know so I can pair the right wine!

      • hee hee! I’m going to leave that up to you – Far be it from me to choose the menu! (Of course I’d say, choose the one that takes the least amount of time and effort) that will give us more opportunity to sit around, shoot the breeze, and drink the wine! 😀

      • I like the way you think! I will have to put some thought into it…………..:)

    • It must be some time since you were in England! We have row upon row of tasty dressings and fruity oils and vinegars for making our own. We have much more than black pudding and bangers and mash too!
      Time for a visit, I think, to sample our delicious food and well stocked supermarkets to make your own! 🙂

      • You should do a post telling us of all the English delicacies–after all that cute chef, what is his name, Jamie–makes all kind of wonderful food
        You have quite a few wonderful recipes on your blog too–I am sure we can change Lisa’s mind–

      • I’d love to. Do point her towards my blog recipes! 🙂

      • I extended your invitation to her — it would be wonderful if you found each other–you are both two of my favourite people

      • I’ve been over to visit and liked it a lot! 🙂

      • I knew you would!

      • 🙂

      • Maybe it was just the Sainsbury’s in Canterbury? I was there three years ago. It was sorely lacking in variety. I couldn’t find any pretzels- I’m guessing Tesco is the place to go? I love going to the pubs and eating their Sunday dinners, I love a good Shepherd’s pie, etc. I usually stay in a hotel and so have had few reasons to visit a grocery store, other than when I’ve been visiting my children. I’m sorry if you were offended by my comment. It wasn’t meant to be taken any other way other than an observation. I’ve had a love affair with England my whole life. I’ve been countless times. The English gardens are second to none. The British love their food, of course, but I don’t think anyone would ever say that England is known for it’s culinary delights. That’s not it’s reputation around the globe. Things may be changing – I miss many English things that have fallen by the wayside. It’s the same in the states- we seem to be changing at mock speed- and not necessarily for the good.
        Anyway, please know that I love your country and food, not all of it, but much of it. 😉
        Have a great day!!

      • Lisa- I am sure you did not offend her–she is the nicest person possible — she has invited you to her blog–she has a number of recipes there that sound absolutely wonderful —
        You would never hurt anyone intentionally–I know that so stop worrying – ((hugs))

      • I felt terrible! Thanks, Lou Ann!

      • I don’t take offence! I just wanted you to know that we have moved on from the ubiquitous salad cream! I know that we are not known for our culinary delights but in fact we have many fabulous chefs and our food has improved immensely. There are many delightful places to eat out and our supermarkets do have a wide range of foodstuffs from all over the world.
        I’m glad you love England and we love our visits to both USA and Canada. We shop at Sainsbury’s but we do love your superstores and always come home with some treats!
        All the best to you 🙂

      • Oh, I’m so glad to hear that. I would definitely agree with you. In some ways the changes, in all the major cities of the world, are sad to me. I feel as though we have lost the things that make us unique. It seems you can travel anywhere now and find the same chain restaurants in every city. I like the differences, really. Do you know what I mean?

  15. It sounds wonderful.

  16. Delicious sounding dressing. I’d add some pomegranate seeds to the salad to add to the jewel-like effect! Scrumptious!

    • that sounds like a wonderful complement to the salad–you are always thinking!

  17. Thanks for sharing this Louann. I am always looking for fresh dressings and vinaigrette’s in place of the bottled high-fructose corn syrup kind.

    Thanks for sharing this with Us.


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