Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blackberry Vinaigrette and the North Georgia Fair

I passed my school real estate exam! It is a big burden off my shoulders. There are still a few more hoops to jump through before I can get my license and start working. I have had to good interviews with brokers this week and hope to have some more in the near future.

Monday night Jamie and I went to the North Georgia State Fair. It is our second annual. Mainly, we go to see the animals. Jamie can not get enough of the farm animals, I think she wants to live with them...or have them live with her.
There was a sheep that I liked a lot. I nicked named him Insulation Man! He was awesome and felt like blown insulation. He was my buddy for the evening. Good times with Insulation Man. I bet he could keep you warm!
Before we left for the fair I made us a nice salad with a blackberry vinaigrette.

Blackberry Vinaigrette

4 large blackberries
3/4 cup of oil
1/3 of a cup of red wine vinegar
3 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of pepper
1 teaspoon of salt

In a food processor, blend the oil and garlic until the garlic is well chopped. Once the garlic is in small pieces, add the vinegar, pepper and salt. Blend until well mixed. Ass the blackberries and blend until the dressing turns a deep red. The berries can have a few chunks, it adds a nice texture. Chill and serve.

Did I mention that I got bit by a horse?


Jenn said...

Blackberry vinagrette sounds delish!

I went to the Delaware state fair this summer and dragged my husband through all the farm animal barns, too. He liked that better than the 4H exhibits.

Jes said...

Congrats on passing the exam!!!! And that sheep is way too darn cute!

Oraphan said...

Congratulations on passing the exam! I LOVE all the pics from the fair, sorry you got bit by a horse, ouch!

Your salad looks fantastic and your blog is awesome, can't wait to read more about your life, great concept! Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

Hannah said...

Aww, such adorable animals! I couldn't go to fairs like this because I would want to take all of those cuties home with me!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on passing your exam. Woo hoo! Less stress for you.

Wow. The vinagrette looks so good.

Love the comment you posted on my blog. It is weird, the seitan looked super meaty. I sauteed it in oil before putting it in the stew. It was oh so good. Oh and when I made it, I boiled it in a vegan chicken broth powder mixed with water.

Congrats again!


T said...

Ooh, that salad looks spectacular! Oy, I miss Georgia.

Way to go on the exam!

miss v said...

congrats on passing your test... i've heard it's a beast.

and dude, i so want feel an 'insulation man' sheep.

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