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Green-Goddess-Dressing

Recipes from your herb garden: Divine Green Goddess Dressing

This unctuous, full-of-flavor dressing has to be one of our all-time favourites. It works with almost everything, especially with seasonal white or green asparagus, and it takes full advantage of the abundant herbs that bloom outside our kitchen door (or on the grocery store shelf). My husband adapted this from an old recipe book we picked up near Toronto almost 30 years ago. He increased the amount of herbs and upped the tanginess. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we do! Green Goddess Dressing Makes about 2 cups Ingredients 2 tbsp anchovy paste (2 anchovy fillets) 2 small, fresh “new” garlic cloves, finely chopped (use dried garlic if fresh is unavailable) 2/3 cup light mayonnaise (we prefer Thomy 60% light mayo). (Don’t use a sweet mayonnaise.) 1/3 cup full-fat mayo (e.g. Thomy à la française) 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp tarragon vinegar 2 tbsp each of finely chopped shallots, flat-leaf parsley, chives and tarragon Salt, pepper and red or green Tabasco to taste Aromat to taste (Aromat is a salt-based powdered condiment from Knorr) 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream To serve …

May events in the Swiss Romandy are sure to put (a) Spring in your step

Ah, May! One of the best months of the year in the Swiss Romandy to get out and celebrate everything that is creative: arts and crafts, gardening, music, dance, museums and more. Here is the best of it, short and sweet, to help you squeeze every ounce of pleasure out of the month ahead. UniCréa, Salon de la Création, Yverdon les Bains: 7 – 10 May Celebrating ten years and with 18 previous editions under its belt, UniCréa opens it’s 19th  Salon de la Création celebrating art, fashion and decor at the beautiful Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains starting today and continuing through Sunday. More than 100 artisans present their imaginative and largely handmade creations celebrating the seven “Universes”: Wood, Metal, Earth, Glass, Textiles, Stone and Paint. If you want to enjoy creativity at its most, well, creative, then take yourself to this inspiring and inspired festival. For information on the where, when and how, click here; for a programme overview click here;  to register your child(ren) for workshops click here and to see photos of the participants’ creations, click here.  Fête de la Danse, Geneva: 7 – 10 May …