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Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

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This coming week I have my hubby's and my mother's birthday and Valentines day. So I am going to take a week break from the blog. But I wanted to leave you with a recipe to inspire you to make something yummy this week and think of me.

This wonderful image above is from Flower Fairy Tales, a old children's book on-line. Sadly it is not in English, but I love the illustrations.


Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

I head of garlic, roasted

1/4 cup of olive oil

1/8 or so of cup balsamic vinegar *

1 tsp. honey or agave

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl mash the peeled, roasted garlic. Then start mixing the oil and garlic together. Add a little at a time so the garlic gets worked into the oil, apposed to just floating around the oil. Then whisk in the rest of the ingredients. You can re-fridge what you do not use up to one week.


* the amount of vinegar is completely up to you. I do not like my vinaigrette's too vinegary. So I use a small amout of vinegar to oil but do what suites your taste. I also like my vinaigrette's fairly salty. Remember to please your palette xoxox


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I'm a huge garlic fan. I love it and so does my kids. I'll have to give this one a try.
The illustration couldn't be sweeter!!!


Thanks for the great recipe. I've been eating lots of salads and raw veggies lately. This vinaigrette sounds perfect. I'll definitely give it a try. Have a lovely break!


Dear Clarice,

The illustration is so sweet! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I hope your husband and mom have a wonderful birthday and you all have a happy Valentine's day! Enjoy your break.
Love, Paula


Dear Clarice,

Yum, yum, roasted garlic! I've never made a dressing with us (always raw), but that's such an excellent idea! You are always coming up with creative goodies in your sweet little cottage in the woods, and we are all blessed by your efforts.



Mica Garbarino

OOOH I love the print too, very pretty......what language is it in anyway?? I am off Facebook...but continuing with your blog as a favorite read on my Child's Paper Blog...Hope to stay in touch. And wishing you a great Valentine break with your loved ones !!! Hugs your way, Mica

the pleasures of homemaking

Love that illustration - I think I have that book. I have to go look.

I hope everyone has a wonderful birthday and enjoy your week off! The recipe sounds wonderful as all your recipes do!



Susan P.

Such sweet little illustrations, I just love them! Hope you have a great week, it sounds like it will be a happy and busy one! BTW, I don't know what is going on with bloglines, none of your recent posts have shown up and then when I check today there are nine, the last one being the mini-shelf. GRRR....... I have been missing good stuff on here:)


Oooh, this looks yummy! Have a nice break -- we'll miss you!

Junie Moon

I really enjoy vinaigrettes and always appreciate a new recipe for trying a new one. Thank you for sharing yours.

May your week be wonderful with all the lovely celebrations going on in your life.


Hi Clarice,
Happy Birthday to your husband and Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Have a wonderful time away and thank you for the yummy recipe!


I'd like this. I'm into the viniagrettes more now than ever and I plan to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing, Clarice. Happy Birthdays and Happy Valentine's Day.



Love the flower fairy illustration ~ so sweet! The roasted garlic recipe sounds delish. ThanX! Have a fun week of celebrations.

Lavender Dreamer

The old fairy tale book is amazing! Love this sweet illustration! Recipe looks good, too! I need to learn to make dressings fresh!


Oh Clarice. This sounds divine! I'm dieting and the only oil I'm allowed to use is olive oil. THANK YOU!!!!! Yummy!!!

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