As you can see she is just as pretty and gracious as she is on her blog! So gracious she invited a group of Dallas area bloggers over to the Storybook Cottage for a cookie swap and luncheon.
Storybook Cottage was dressed in her holiday finest
Look at her sweet London inspired sunroom. It's precious isn't it? I did not want to leave it!
The table was set and everyone brought the yummiest of goodies.
Today I wanted to share the recipe for the quinoa salad I brought.
It is my version of the recipe for the quinoa salad from
Start Restaurant in Dallas
.It is delicious cold but just as yummy room temperature which makes it a winner for a potluck.
1 cup Fresh Parsley
1 cup Fresh Cilantro
2 cups Broccoli Crowns
1 cup Red Onion
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 cup Pitted Kalamata Olives
4 cups Cooked Quinoa
Note:Use a good quality quinoa like Bob's Red Mill
1 cup Vinaigrette Dressing
1 1/2 cups Feta Cheese
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 2/3 cups Canola Oil
1 cup Apple Cider
The Juice of 1 Small Lemon
1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
1/2 teas Dry Mustard
1/2 teas Black Pepper
1 teas Salt
I mix this in a shaker blender. It makes a lot and you will have leftovers but it is a very good basic vinaigrette so you will use it.
Chop Parsley, Cilantro,and Broccoli
Dice Red Onion
Slice Tomatoes in Half
Toss Quinoa together with Olives, Parsley, Cilantro,Broccoli,Onion,and Tomatoes. Pour 1 cup of Vinaigrette over Quinoa mixture.
Fold in Feta Cheese and chill. Enjoy
On another note, yesterday was our beloved Jane Austen's birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday Miss Austen!