This month we pitted the new apprentices against each other, to fight for the increasingly feted title of Monthly Dresser. Ru picked a perfect mix of leaves…
These we split into two bowls, then tossed each with a different dressing.
This time there were four volunteers on hand to do the taste test, plus Ru and I. New rule is that the makers of the dressing can’t vote. It was a tough call, as the apprentices had gone for very similar mixes. But it was Annie who walked away with the title, 4 to 2, with her (now not so) secret ingredient of black current and sloe jelly.
The leaves are still strong enough tasting to warrant a sweet dressing. Try this one, courtesy of Annie, at home:
A splosh of balsamic vinegar
A double splosh of olive oil (use Palestinian for best result)
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp black currant & sloe jelly (“or any old jam, to be honest,” says Annie)
And on the right…Annie’s winning concoction…