Saturday I went to the market with the intention of getting two items...right...who ever went to a farmers market and only came home with two items...but I digress.
Months ago I received an awesome book to read and write about... Beyond the Great Wall...which I finally did here, you can read all about it and be very jealous if you don't have a copy yourself.
So many fantastic recipes and very few exotic ingredients or complicated cooking methods...my kind of book! It was hard to choose and I do have many a page bookmarked...I'll be making the Dai Grilled Chicken this week, I'm sure. But it's Sunday, I'm lazy and these two dishes kept calling to be made.
I made the salad because I didn't read the note for the Uighur Pastries with Pea Tendrils and the pea tendrils I bought were too delicate for the dish. As we all know, often a great recipe comes from a screwup in the kitchen. Actually, I'm sure that dish will be wonderful once I find the right greens for the filling, but my blunder forced me to find another recipe so I could use the tendrils I bought before they croaked.
All I can say...so glad I goofed!