Winter is a busy time when you’ve got a craft business. There’s craft fairs, holiday orders and a lot of extra work. Double it when you add in your own web business. Add in a blog or two, and things start to slide. But I’m not going to beat myself up. Instead, I’m going to celebrate because I’ve created a very tasty little salad in between coding, designing, folding, packaging and selling. In fact, I’ve made for than a few meals out of it and within the past 2 weeks, have probably made it more times than I’d care to admit. It’s delicious and great and it’s a perfect reminder to why salads are to be eaten year round.
And this slaw is perfectly seasonal. Cabbage? Totally available. Apples? Oh boy! And the vinaigrette? It’s a delicate, powerful and sophisticated mouthful. I think it helps that the magic ingredient is a homemade vanilla meyer lemon marmalade gifted to me by a wonderful food blogger, but I’m sure any other marmalade will provide just the perfect touch. So hunker down this winter with a slaw and forgo the soup once in awhile.
Please take a peek over at Poppytalk where I’ve also gone slaw crazy! Over there I’ve posted a delicious Asian-inspired and super colourful vegetable slaw with pineapple, diakon and a ginger dressing. So let’s just take some time in the coming month to remember vegetables alongside candy canes, chocolate and the like.
napa mustard slaw with apple & walnuts
1/2 head of napa cabbage, shredded
1 tart apple, julienned
1/2 c walnuts, toasted & roughly chopped
1/4 c olive oil
1-2 T grainy mustard
1 T marmalade
2 T cider vinegar
1 t honey
salt & pepper
In a large bowl, add in the cabbage and apples and toss well. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients, taste & adjust, if necessary and pour over salad. Scatter walnuts over top and serve.