NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you’ll know that I have a healthy respect for Kevin Lynch of Closet Cooking. Not only is he a talented home chef – with a dedicated following that rivals Martha Stewart proportions – he’s also the author of several cookbooks, has a recipe index that includes everything from Butter Chicken Burritos to Baklava French Toast, and the kicker: he’s Canadian.
Today, I’d love to pay homage to Kevin by re-publishing one of my very favourite recipes from Closet Cooking: Strawberry and Avocado Spinach Salad with Bacon.
Says Kevin: “I had some avocados that needed finishing and since I had recently enjoyed using them in a salad I was thinking that another salad would be a good idea. Strawberries are in season so I had a bunch of them on hand and the idea of a strawberry and avocado spinach salad was born. I thought that salty bacon and tangy blue cheese would go well with the creamy avocados and sweet and juicy strawberries. I also had some fresh peas on hand I couldn’t think of a reason to not throw them into the salad as well.”
The recipe is ridiculously easy, since the only cooking involved is browning off the bacon. (And if you’d rather skip that step entirely, just grab a bag of Maple Leaf Natural Selections Bacon Pieces. They’re so convenient – and made with Maple Leaf’s finest cuts of meat with natural ingredients. Plus, they’re free of preservatives and artificial ingredients. Mmm… bacon pieces.) …