Our friend Marj drove down from the Netherlands to visit us when we stayed in Monts-sur-Guesnes (See Vacationing in French Country House, Was it all a Dream?). As you can see from the photo above, we had a wonderful kitchen and lovely food available from all the local outdoor markets.
Marj made a salad dressing for us one night, the sort of thing a good cook just throws together, adding a bit of this, tasting a bit, and adding a bit of that. When I asked for the "recipe" she gave me the list of ingredients:
Equal parts of:
Apple cider vinegar
Add to taste and whisk all together:
Sautéed pine nuts
Salt and pepper
The salad was delicious. We ate it on this veranda. What a wonderful evening!