Last week for Halloween, I offered a giveaway. Your choice of the first three CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES for leaving a comment.
The winner is:
LLK10 (retired), who loved popcorn balls. Send me an email at Avery at AveryAames dot com and provide the name of the book and your address.
I met my husband at the Palm Restaurant. I was there for lunch with a girlfriend. This was way back when I was an actress (The Palm was one of the "in" places to be) and I was treating a girlfriend to a fancy lunch for her birthday. I dressed up. I arrived on time. She was late. Really really late. That's how I met my husband. I was waiting, waiting, waiting for this woman to show up...believe it or not, I can't remember her name now. Argh! I'm sitting there, feeling pretty stupid, all by myself, trying not to look like I've been stood up. Trying not to look like I'm hungry for a role in a movie. Or just plain hungry. I have a little birthday gift on the bar in front of me.
|Daryl Wood Gerber|
My future hubby goes back to work, looks me up in the phone book (I'm not in it) and finally caves and calls the restaurant. I was still there. Yay! We set a date for dinner. We went back to the Palm. It has become our great memory restaurant. We've been married a lo-o-o-ong time. Lucky me...us.
Anyway, the Palm has a fabulous chopped salad, called the Gigi salad. Right up to our wedding, Gigi (the maitre 'd) swore he introduced my husband and me. NOT. Too funny. Everyone loves to be a matchmaker.
Chop, chop, chop. Bam, bam, bam.
I hope you enjoy this yummy dish. I've tweaked it from the Palm's version. I don't have a clue what the restaurant's dressing entails. A vinaigrette. This one is a little more tart, super simple, and extremely tasty with the blue cheese.
Meanwhile, chop the tomatoes, onion, cucumber. Mix together. Cut the string beans in half. Toss with the other vegetables. Cut the lemon and squeeze the lemon juice over the salad. Drizzle with oil and add the salt. Toss one more time.
coming February 2013.
You can pre-order the book HERE.
Also, you probably know by now about my alter ego,
DARYL WOOD GERBER...and her new series
A COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERY series
debuts July 2013