"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali


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This recipe for FRESH SPINACH SALAD, by , is from The Standley Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda Downs
Added: Saturday, June 20, 2009


1 garlic clove, halved
2 Tbsp. cider or red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. pepper (seasoned preferred)
6 Tbsp. salad oil
8 c. crisp young spinach (stems removed)
3 eggs (hard cooked and grated)
8 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
2-3 green onions (chopped fine)
Fresh mushrooms (sliced in "T" shape)
Fresh cauliflower (sliced in "T" shape)

Beat first 7 ingredients together and refrigerate. Clean and prepare remaining ingredients. Add dressing just before serving, removing garlic. Optional: cook an extra egg, slice and serve on top for decoration.




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