We're delighted to share our Aunt Nettie with you. She's agreed to answer any questions you might ask about food, its preparation, and even clean-up tips. But we have to prepare you. She just might want to come right over to your house and help you fix dinner.
To send any questions to Ask Aunt Nettie, .
Got any good ideas for a salad dressing? I'm looking for something really different. My boyfriend says he's tired of the same old oil and vinegar stuff.
You jes asked 'bout my favorite fixin's. Have I got a honkin' good salad dressin' fer yer sweetheart. This kin turn an ordinary salad inter a bowl o' greens with zip 'n zest!
Now this is no common dressin'--no sir, this dressin' makes a dern good dippin' sauce fer them steamed up artichokes we're featurin' this month On the Highest Perch.
Betcha my best salad bowl, yer man will hug ya tight when he downs his salad tonight!
Yer ever lovin' Aunt Nettie
KALAMATA CAPER WALNUT DRESSING
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Start motor on slow speed for a few seconds, then switch to high speed, blending until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a 1-quart jar and store in the refrigerator. Makes 3 cups (717 ml).
Aunt Nettie grew up on the farm. She did not eat out of a can or reach into the freezer. There was no microwave to pop her food into. Everything she made was from scratch. All the food she ate was natural, without pesticides. It was grown right there on the family farm, and she had to cook to survive. At eighty-three years young she still leaps and bounds around the kitchen and can shake, rattle, and roll those pots and pans with the best of them.
Nowadays, Aunt Nettie just shakes her head and complains, "Nobody cooks anymore. They have no idea about puttin' a meal together." She's on a mission. She wants to help those younguns eat better so they can grow up healthy like her own eight kids.