Every now and I then I just have to pat myself on the back.  Like today, when I invented this salad.  Strawberries are so good right now and I love how they taste with the balsamic vinegar in the dressing.

I am also completely infatuated with the crispy shallots.  They’re kind of like super easy onion rings and the thought of topping a burger or a steak with them makes me want to go down to the kitchen right now, even though I’ve already had dinner, and make a burger.  I might be garnishing everything with them for a while.  I might need to invent Crispy Shallot gum.