Ploughman’s Lunch

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Ploughman’s Lunch

Jeff and I enjoyed Ploughman’s lunch on the front porch today while it rained. So romantic…

Ploughman’s lunch is a cold snack, or small meal much like high tea, the main difference being that ‘high tea‘ usually includes a hearty meat course. Both originated in the UK. Ploughman’s lunch is usually composed of:

~Cheese-Cheddar and Stilton are common (today I chose triple cream brie.)

~Pickle (or as Americans call it, relish)-much like chutney (today I chose extra virgin olive oil marinated sundried tomatoes and large Spanish olives.)

~Crusty bread, or bap, and butter. I usually serve Italian boule, or French baguette

~Green salad– I usually serve mine with fresh, thin slices of red onion, or pickled onions, and a sprinkle of Gorgonzola cheese, and my homemade Icebox Salad Dressing (recipe below.)

~Seasonal fresh fruit

~wine, hard cider, stout, coffee or tea

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Leisa’s Buttermilk Icebox Salad Dressing

1 cup real mayonnaise

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

juice of one lemon

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

1 teaspoon sugar

3 Tablespoons buttermilk

Place all in a canning jar. Shake well

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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