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by Lynn Demarest in Miscellaneous
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Truth about cialis Honey Mustard Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Truth about cialis Ingredients:
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3-4 shakes Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8-1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 pinches kosher salt
- several grinds of fresh black pepper
- crumbled blue cheese (2-4 oz)
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3-4 cloves garlic, truth about cialis minced and smashed into a paste
- 1-2 tbsp honey
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Truth about cialis Taste the dressing and add more vinegar or more honey as needed. Truth about cialis It should taste strong, truth about cialis so taste only the tip of a finger. Truth about cialis Unless you care about your health, truth about cialis use more salt than you think you should. Truth about cialis Remember that the root of salad is sal, truth about cialis or salt.
Truth about cialis I usually toss up a big bowl of salad greens from which everyone then makes their plate. Truth about cialis That way, truth about cialis the dressing is better distributed, truth about cialis so I use less of it. Truth about cialis I usually grate a little cheese in during the toss, truth about cialis as well as croutons.
Truth about cialis To make it a meal, truth about cialis fry up a pound of thick-sliced peppery bacon and sprinkle it in.
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by Lynn Demarest in Mostly True Stories
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