April 13, 2013


Let's Get Away From It All.......
The world can be a crazy place, can't it?
Perhaps, less is more. Often times, when we would ride the ferry over to the islands in Maine, we would be enveloped into the quiet, slow-pace of the island residents. Limited cars, only bicycles and golf carts were allowed. Their homes were not extravagant and often "Bunkie style!" This was my first experience in the Bunkie life....and it seems rather idyllic. This weekend, Nick and Catherine will be celebrating their first year anniversary. They have chosen a small woodland Bunkie located in the Texas Hill country. They plan to relax by the lake, go canoeing, read, and have a glass of wine by the fire pit. Now wouldn't that be a luxury? Perhaps we don't need "all this stuff" and would find happiness in a Bunkie surrounded by natures beauty.....
What a perfect fresh salad this would be to serve for dinner!

3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise                                      
1/4 cup minced shallots
 3 T chopped fresh dill
 1 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 t coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper
 10 strips of  bacon
 1 head Boston or bibb lettuce, leaves torn into 3-inch piece
 3 large hard-cooked eggs, quartered lengthwise and halved crosswise
  3 ounces smoked salmon, flaked with a fork into bite-size pieces
  1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch dice

Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl until well combined. Season with pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.Arrange bacon in a single layer in a large saute pan, and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels. When cool, crumble bacon into bite-size pieces. Arrange lettuce on a platter. Top with bacon, eggs, salmon, and avocado. Drizzle with 1/2 of the dressing. Season with pepper, and serve with remaining dressing on the side.

1 comment:

  1. My hubby loves smoked salmon (duh! we live in the Pacific Northwest!!) and he would love this salad. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of Maine; I've added this to my Bucket List:-D


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