What makes it french? Nothing really. Just a local product prepared with a french dressing and for good French measure, I added some French Lavender (where did Victoria find edible Lavender??) and French ground walnuts. The Cranberries came from Quebec and those people think they are more French than Canadian.... Still did not pop. But it's Bastille day after tomorrow, so I thought let's call it French. Chapeau, La France. Here is your salad.
See, I think carrots are not really a great vegetable at all. Short of being a prop for one of the greatest animation characters, Bugs Bunny, what else is there to a carrot? To me they are what Water Melons are to fruit salad. A cheap filler. That's the first thing that pops into my mind when I get them served at a restaurant. The Chef is watching his food cost. Granted they look great at the market (me thinks that's why I bought them today), as well as a side with some food, but really, they are just a lousy root vegetable. Keep using them for beef stock and other boiled to death meats, but no more nothing else with carrots for me . After only using four carrots for this salad experiment, I am now having to eat two euros worth of carrots?? Ugh.
And in the end, the salad tasted like France smells.
THEY DO LOOK GREAT AT THE VEGETABLE VENDOR
THEY STILL LOOK GREAT BEFORE THE WORK STARTED
STILL LIFE WITH CARROTS AND KNIFE
THAT'S A LOT OF GREAT FRESH CARROTS FOR TWO BUCKS
SOME THINGS FROM IKEA ARE WORTH THE MONEY. LIKE THIS GRATER
CALIFORNIA RAISINS, QUEBEC CRANBERRIES, FRENCH LAVENDER
FINELY GROUND WALNUTS FROM THIS AREA
YOU'LL NEVER BUY KRAFT SALAD DRESSINGS AGAIN. SO SIMPLE
THE DRESSING WAS THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE THING