Thursday, June 4, 2009


For those of you who check in on me regularly you know I have been slacking on the blogging...Blog Block? Or lack of inspiration? Well I have spent hours scouring fellow food blogs and found my inspiration for today!

It started...or ended at the Spirited Miu Flavor and the beautiful salad! Imitation is the highest form of flattery right? Ozge, I hope you agree! Some days ago I could not resist the temptation that is Thirsty Thursdays by the Diva on a Diet and her Blue Berry Syrup! Of course as soon as I made the syrup life got in the way and I was unable to finish making the cocktail part...I know, what is this world coming to when the Wino doesn't have time for a cocktail!? So the beautiful Blueberry Syrup has been sitting in my fridge just calling to me.

In the early hours while I was laying awake, pretending I was going to go back to sleep...I was thinking about food. Am I alone in this? That is when it came to me, Blueberry Vinaigrette! After my morning coffee This is what I had for breakfast. Thanks Ladies for the inspiration and I hope I can return the flavor...I mean favor!

Blue Berry Clementine Vinaigrette

2 1/2 TBS Clementine Olive Oil (this was a gift from my Barefoot Mommy)
3 TBS white Balsamic Vinegar
a pinch, a dash or a smidgen of Dijon Mustard

Blend all the ingredients until emulsified and drizzle over the salad.

For my salad I chose a blend of romaine lettuce, baby spinach, and my favorite, Arugula. Topped with sliced ripe strawberries, and crumbled Blue Cheese.
This is such a light and fresh salad that is perfect for these hot summer days! It could almost be a desert, its that good.


  1. Oh, I not only agree but also drool at your sauce choice! I'm too *basic* Mediterranean when it comes to sauce. Olive oil, lemon, spices - I'm good to go. But, want to experiment more! Mustard is yummy ingredient idea... Hmm have some. Okay before I drool more, I'm going to fix me something - starving! :D

  2. Holy cow that looks amazing, Wino! What a brilliant use of the blueberry syrup ... I am all over this! Just need to get my hands on some of the delicious sounding clementine olive oil. Yum!

    And, hey, much healthier than using the syrup for a cocktail. Thanks so much for the shout out and for showing me another way to use this syrup. Love it!!!

  3. Ozge, drooling is the second highest form of flattery! Thanks!

    Diva...I would like to say my priorities were on the heathy side (salad befor cocktail...) But sadly it was just more convienient. So no worries I will be getting to that cocktail! Glad you liked it!