In case I'm too busy with my home-brined corned beef tomorrow to make it to the Mac, here's a glimpse of some utterly fresh, frisky salad enjoyed by me and Cranky today.
It's a plate of shaved fennel bulb tossed with shaved onion (doesn't take much if your onion is strong; taste it) and shaved celery.
The shaving was done with our Japanese Benriner slicer. It's a cheap but effective substitute for a mandoline, although my fingers are scared to death as the stub of vegetable in their grip gets closer and closer to the blade. Ah, well. I just stop a little short and eat the leftover nub, unshaved.
Anyway, the paper-thin vegetables are tossed with very nice olive oil, very nice vinegar, salt and pepper. C'est tout.
It's so — uh — fresh!