Food, Lyon, Recipe

Lyon: Salade Lyonnaise

I wish I had more to say about today. On the plus side, we had Seb all day today. But other than that, I was pretty much in classes for about nine hours. I’m really starting to get sick of all these classes. Shouldn’t I just be enjoying my vacation in Europe? Why does this have to be school related?

I’m seriously loving the food here. I had the most fabulous Salade Lyonnaise at Gump’s Corner, this bar across the street. The ingredients are just wonderful.

Salade Lyonnaise

Ingredients:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Ham (which they consider bacon here)
  • Poached egg
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Endive
  • Garlic

The dressing is also phenomenal. I’m usually not a huge fan of mustard, but I plan to alter the recipe if I ever make it for myself at home.

  • Extra virgin olive oil (1 C)
  • Red wine vinegar (1/2 C)
  • Dijon mustard (2 Tbsp.)
  • White sugar (1 tsp.)
  • Herbs de Provence (2 Tbsp.)
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Actually, I’m definitely making this for Dez when I get home. We may have found a salad Dez might actually like! It has bacon, but no Frank’s Red Hot. Win some, lose some.

Au revoir (for now)

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Lyon: Les Examens

We just took our oral and written French exams. Oh my Gosh. Fun French fact: “Godde” in French means “vibrator.” So Saying “Oh My God” sounds like you’re saying “Oh my vibrator.” Anyway, the tests went OK. Just OK. I’m hoping I get put in a decent class.

Then a few of the other dialogue-mates and I went to the Carrefour City (for, like, the fourth time since we’ve been here) and “Call Me Maybe” was playing. WHAT?! Why wasn’t it in French? Someone fix this.

People here love their radishes. I have never seen so many people buying radishes at the market than here. So I looked up a popular radish dish…

Radish sandy

It’s literally sliced radishes, salt, butter and bread. But it looks pretty good. I’ll keep you posted on if I end up trying it out.

Our next adventure will be to find and potentially buy a prepaid phone…en Francais.

Au revoir (for now)

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I am currently eating one of the best salads of my life. I indulged and bought all of the fruits and veggies I wanted at the market yesterday. Then I made the most ridiculous salad ever. Here it is:

Here’s how I did it:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • grape tomatoes
  • yellow bell pepper
  • blueberries
  • 3 sliced up strawberries
  • 3 wedges of an orange
  • 1 thin-sliced chicken breast, grilled
  • Feta cheese
  • olives

I fail to see how anyone could dislike salad after having this amazing one. I am a huge fan of fruit in salad. I love putting apple in salad and I think maybe I’ll make a grilled chicken, avocado, olive, Feta and apple salad later actually.

What do you think of this salad idea? Too much stuff, or just enough?

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Momma’s Recipe: Asian-inspired noodles

These are AMAZING! My mom makes them all the time for outdoor BBQs, quick dinner sides or for when I come home to visit and want food to take back to Boston with me. And they’re SO easy.

Boil as much pasta as you want. Regular spaghetti is usually best. During the last two minutes of boiling the pasta, add frozen peas and carrots. Strain the pasta, pea & carrot mix. Add sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, one clove garlic and chives or scallions. Toss together for a super easy and delicious lunch!

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