Looking for a zesty alternative to French Fries with my burger this week, I decided to make a German Potato Salad. It took a while to find exactly what I wanted to do, as there are many Potato Salad recipes. I knew I wanted a non-mayonnaise Potato Salad, but didn't know where to go after that. It turns out that I used a Herbaceous Vinaigrette that has Pork Fat, Rice Wine Vinegar, and lots of Dill.
OK, then, everybody in the Salad Bowl, lets go for a toss. The last thing is the Bacon, which I slice thinly across the grain to make it chew easy. The Bacon can be used as a garnish, or just mix it in. The Potato Salad is great without it, but better with the extra dimension of nomlishousness...
Sunday, May 4, 2014
There are a few plants that are toxic to humans, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac, and Poison Oak. Toxicodendron Radicans have a chemical in them called Urushiol, the oil in the plant that is poisonous to humans. Most animals are immune to this toxin, such as goats, who regularly eat this plant. Dogs are also immune to this toxin, but can carry the Urushiol Oil on their fur. and transfer it to humans who pet them. Humans that are sensitive to Urushiol have big problems with the effects of these plants, causing a infectious rash that is contagious if not controlled. There is a neglected space next to my garden that has become overgrown with these toxic plants, and I feel I need to take action before they encroach upon the garden space.