I couldn’t believe it this week. Arrived at Allens Gardens from our Clissold Park site (lots to be done there this week!) just a little late, all ready to dive into the last ever salad dressing showdown, and it had begun without me! Unsure whether the volunteer assigned to bringing a dressing would show up to contest apprentice Annie’s sure-to-win mix, Ru took the executive decision to go ahead without us. He had pulled out a bit of dressing left over from a class we had held on the site a couple of weeks ago. Funnily enough, it happened to be a simple one I had thrown together. So the fact that this was all I found left in the salad bowls…
…didn’t matter, as being a contestant, I couldn’t cast my vote anyway…The dressings fought hard but in the end it was Annie who walked away with the final title. Which makes her the overall winner of our ‘monthly dressing’ slot.
Try, what I can only imagine, must be a delicious combination:
2 small cloves of garlic
A splosh of maple syrup
A double splosh of basalmic vinegar (“twice as much as I normally put in” says Annie)
And two thirds again on top of what you’ve got, of olive oil
Oh yes, and the secret ingredient? A big tsp of dark miso
Sad to say, this is the last of my ‘dressing of the month’ features. As September draws to an end, so too does what we consider to be the ‘growing season’ and our apprentices finish their stint with us next week.
Now, what will feature in its place next year? Thank goodness winter’s on its way, gives me time to think!