Thursday, June 4, 2009

Caramel Apple...Salad?!

What happens when you want dessert for dinner?
How low will you go?
Do you give in to the urge to slather on the sugar?
Will you go with out?
Do you savor your salty tooth?
Do you suffer through?

This is what I do:
Pink Lady apple, slivered
California Dates cut slender
Dried Figs to do the same
Pecan added to the mix
Red Mezzula baby leaf lettuce with a rich "nutty" taste!
Grape Seed oil
Sea salt
Balsamic Glaze/Crema! sweeten the bowl.

Pile on the proportions as you see fit.
Mix up the offerings too..
Fuji apples, olive oil, Arugula, golden raisins,any dried fruit.
However the Dates + Balsamic = Caramel dreams come true

Do think I can stop my Self there?
My appetite for rich warm flavors can hardly waver there...Oh, no!

I grab a small tower of Gingersnap cookies until they are nothing but crumbs.
Then I chased it all down with a giant mug of "Big Black" = Earl Grey + cloves + honey
... Ya I'm a double-bagger, so what!

Do what you like. Do what's good for you...and Smile.


Manon Doyle said...

OMG Teri! This salad sound incredible! Ginger snaps are my favorite!


This is so original! What an amazing idea.

drollgirl said...


this sounds awesome!

Jenn said...

Sounds completely divine! Might use olive oil & balsamic & toss in a few dried cranberries too. Yum!

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

i am drooling! that looks fabulous!
thanks for sharing!

vicki archer said...

Delicious, delicious, delicious...xv

Shadow said...

that sound yummy once again! yet as i gaze out the window while i'm typing, the grey clouds, lightly falling sleet and muted light screams PANCAKES!!!!!!


Ohh..caramel-apple-buckwheat-pancakes! Maegan said...

I actually just said OH TEA ..out loud. I think I'll have some now ...thanks! These photos are incredibly mouth watering!

concrete & honey said...

what a fab recipe - my kind of meal! and delicious pics. x

Julia said...

Oh how delicious!

O. Joy said...

My mouth is just watering! I must try this VERY soon!

Thanks for stopping in! I've been so lax in my posts & visits! I've really missed your wonderful blog!

Beach Vintage said...

When is your new cookbook coming out? This is amazing.

TERI REES WANG said... girls just about charm my virtual panties right off! ;P

Be well.
Do good.
All ways.
All days.

easytravel said...

great picture. thanks for share . See you on my blog also, we can share together

Margaret Ann said...

Another tastebud treasure...Dang! This looks soooo good! :)

Creative Coquette said...

I have a confession...I determined I was finally an adult when I got my first apartment in college and utter the words, and shortly thereafter performed the action, I can have ice cream for breakfast if I want and nobody can stop me or tell me no.

This is much better for me I am sure and sounds delish!

down and out chic said...

mmmm....ginger bread cookies. so good for my sore tummy.

Kathy Crabbe said...

ohhhhh yummy - talk about inspired eating! when's your cook book coming out!


loves rugs :) said...

That looks sooooo good!

Blair said...

Oh, my! Sounds absolutely divine!!

Mimi Lenox said...

I am so envious of your culinary talents! What gorgeous photos and mouthwatering ideas. WOW.

Shelby said...

Wow. Seriously sounds amazing

Arianna Belle said...

Sounds so incredibly yummy!

Campbell Jane said...

Oh Man! That looks so yummy! Now I want that for breakfast! Definitely trying your recipe!

Jennifer Ramos said...

Great, i will try this... :)

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