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The best of 2010

December 23, 2010

OK, the original plan was to push right through the holidays, and then I got… the flu.  Not The Swine Flu, but something nasty, and forming complete sentences, while standing up, while using an audible voice, well, that was too tricky.

I’m better now, but I think I’m going to take this as a hint, slow down a bit for the holidays, and come back strong in 2011.  Lucky for me, the last video’s ask for the best videos so far makes for a nifty list to round out the year, so here’s some stuff that other people found really helpful and you might enjoy also:

No matter what you do at this time of year, I hope you and your family do it well, and let’s focus on an amazing 2011!


As I promised in this week’s newsletter, here’s my new recipe for pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing – I know, it seems like salad dressings are all we do for recipes these days (see tahini miso dressing here!), but what can I say that I haven’t already said? I really like salad!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Half a pomegranate
  • 1/4 cup oil (olive, Udo’s, canola, whatever you like)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (we used white balsamic, red works too)
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of garlic powder

Mix it up in a blender – any blender will probably work, but we use a Vita-Mix, just like we have for the past 13 years or so – we use it almost every day, and if you’d like one you can use code 06-002733 at to get free shipping (and we’ll get a commission which helps pay the bills around here.)

This is a great dressing that you can make in small batches like I did or double it up.  I like to keep half the pomegranate to either snack on or throw into the salad as a topping.  Pomegranates are cheap this time of year around here, and they’re loaded with antioxidants and other things I don’t pretend to understand beyond the fact that they’re super good for you.

But like I said, be careful opening them up or you will end up with some crazy stains on your shirt! 🙂

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