Springing Forward

Always fun to put the clocks ahead on a night when you’re partying hard.  Makes for an exhausting Sunday but I do love the extra hour of daylight.

Between hangovers and lost time, we were all hitting the wall around 5:00 tonight.  I knew it wasn’t going to be anything more strenuous than toasted cheese and tomato soup.

Now, that gap that the spoon is lying across was supposed to be filled with something.  See, I was jonesing for something toothsome like a slaw, and DeCicco’s had these really cute bunches of easter egg radishes – white, pink, red, purple.  I remembered seeing somewhere a recipe for radish-celery slaw.  I had celery.  I also had a bulb of fennel.

In the spirit of “don’t make a lot of what you haven’t made before,” I sliced thin 4 radishes, and the very interior heart of two bunches of celery, leaves and all.  Then half a bulb of fennel, core removed and sliced thin thin thin, then I chopped up some of the fronds as well for flavor.  I tossed it all with the 1/2″ of vinaigrette that was left in the bottle.   It tasted awesome, and I took a small forkful over to Pandagirl.

“Celery-fennel-radish slaw,” I said.  “What do you think?”

She wrinkled her eyebrows.  “Should be creamier, like cole slaw.  Can you put some mayo in it?”

Dammit, she was right.  I put in a squeeze of mayo and it was totally, completely perfect.

Now, I set the bowl aside on the kitchen counter and went in search of my camera so I could capture this for the blog.  When I got back, here’s what I found:

Between the two of them, Lovely and Dovely here polished off THE ENTIRE BOWL!!  ON CHIPS!!  I could barely get in over their shoulders to take a picture of it, and the one I got is very washed out so you can’t see the pretty red, pink and purple edges of the radishes:

I was going to file this under “salads” but I guess I’ll file it under “appetizers” instead?


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