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Working up songs and salad dressing


If only working up a new song was as simple as making a delicious salad dressing…  In addition to writing, I have set a goal to work up at least one new song every month that I love. It can be a traditional ballad, a jazz standard, something penned by a dear friend or an acoustic take on an 80s electro-beat single.  It just has to be a song that I love and think I can perform well.

Now for the salad dressing – this one is kind of like Smokey’s – Tears of a Clown or Rogers and Hart’s – My Funny Valentine. I never tire of it.

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

mix mustard and vinegar until blended smooth
add olive oil
now the maple syrup
salt to taste

I tend to make mine on the sweet side.  It encourages my kids to eat more greens.

Love and kalamata olives,


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