One of my MOST favorite paintings ever! There was this
horrible oval floral painting, that the don and I were gifted from my paternal grandmother when we married in 1975. Soon thereafter, we found it hanging in the dining room on Forest Hills, where it remained for fifteen years to our dismay. But you know, family…So years later when Torrey and I opened our gallery, the don enlisted her help for a surprise commission from Wayne Trapp for my Christmas gift. Sweet way to rid us of that awful painting. It’s me in a “Walk in the Garden”! Do you dream in color or black and white?
And speaking of walking in gardens…here are lettuce, celery, apple, grapes, cranberries, and a few more added ingredients to make the perfect lunch, brunch, or dinner salad. Artful edges!
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 1/2 t Dijon mustard
2 Tbs honey
1 t cider vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients together in small bowl.
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
1 small head Romaine lettuce, shredded
1 lb cleaned, cooked medium shrimp
4 small celery ribs, chopped
1 honey crisp or Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into small pieces
16 red grapes, halved
1/4 cup dried sweet cranberries
Put lettuce in large mixing bowl.
Add shrimp, celery, apple, grapes, and cranberries.
Spoon in dressing.
Toss to coat.
Divide between 4 plates.