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Festive Tossed Salad

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Ingredients

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 cups torn mixed salad greens
3/4 cup dried cranberries
4 ounces crumbled feta or blue cheese
Dressing:
1/4 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley springs
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

In a skillet, cook and stir walnuts in butter until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in the sugar, pepper and salt. In a salad bowl, toss the greens, cranberries, cheese and walnuts. Put dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor, cover and process until smooth. Drizzle desired amount over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftover dressing. Yield: 12 servings.

Marion Elizabeth Erickson
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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