It was so warm and sunny here earlier this week.
The birds had returned to their perches and were singing, again.
Almost all the snow had melted, again.
It seemed only a matter of days and those long buried bulbs would be sprouting in the garden.
Spring was in the air.
I was longing for dinner on the back deck overlooking the lake.
You know, outside.
Okay, it was a crazy thought.
It is still only March.
And that old Man Winter still had a few tricks up his sleeve.
He came marching back with icy winds, flurries and freezing temperatures.
Quite a shock after that gorgeous 50 degrees and brilliant sun we enjoyed.
Albeit only for 2 days.
So, I switched gears.
Put on some Jimmy Buffet.
Set the table (inside) with happy summery linens.
Poured a glass of crisp white wine.
And enjoyed this smoky grilled Eggplant Salad with Feta and Cilantro.
Tasted just like summer.
- 1 large globe eggplant
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 scallions, sliced thin
- 1/4 good olive oil
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 4 Tbs sherry vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper