Thursday, February 27, 2014

My favorite Kale Salad

I've had this kale salad served to me at a handful of dinner parties. And it's a hit every time. I'm sure you guys have had this epicurious salad but had to add it to our archives.

2 tablespoons dried currants
7 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, divided
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 bunches Tuscan kale (about 1 pound), center ribs and stems removed, leaves thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
Parmesan cheese shavings

Girl's Night Cocktail

My friend made this for everyone for a girl's weekend getaway. So tasty!

5-Citrus Gimlet
2 oz gin or citrus vodka (Belvedere Citrus and SKYY Citrus are great choices)

1/2 oz lime juice

1/2 oz lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

A splash of grapefruit juice

A splash of orange juice

A sprig of dill, basil leaf and a lime wheel, for garnish

Combine all the ingredients (except the herbs) in a cocktail shaker.  Top with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a floating lime wheel and top with dill and basil.