We went to see the new James Bond movie last night, and so naturally today I’ve had the theme song on repeat… (I went from hating it to being absolutely obsessed within about 4 replays, so if you’re not convinced after attempts 1-3, push through it!). The song makes me want to lurk around in dark corridors and spy on people and harbour deep dark secrets and wear backless gowns…
Instead I’m sitting here with my Christmas mug (yep that’s happening) and a purring Porgy, and trying to distinguish between near-identical pictures of salad.
(It’s got to be said: there’s something distinctly un-James Bond about salad.)
I’ve been staring blankly at my screen for about five minutes, trying to come up with a sort of James Bond-related way of describing these maple candied pecans. And I’m out. Not one idea, beyond ‘they’re dangerously delicious,’ and that’s just too poor an attempt to officially use. So I’ll just cut to the chase: these are magnificent, and highly highly addictive. I believe the exact words Pieter used to describe them were ‘little nuggets of gold’ – high praise indeed! If you’re Canadian then you’ve likely eaten/made these before – because maple syrup – and this is all just old news. But if you’re not, then you’ve got to give them a go!
This salad is what I refer to as my ‘Canadian salad’. I believe some Canadian pals and I made this exact dish about five years ago on exchange, when we agreed to host a ‘Canadian dinner’ for a bunch of international students. What could possibly be more Canadian than maple syrup not only in the dressing but in the salad itself??! Perhaps a dessert of maple syrup on snow – that’s exactly what it sounds like – but that would have been inappropriate and likely unhygienic. Plus I think that our dinner was somewhere in spring, so this salad had to suffice.
And though it’s a humble little salad, and not very James Bond, it’s glorious. So embrace your inner Canuck and whip up this beauty!
Happy Monday friends!! xx
I've indicated that this yields 4 portions, but that's really only based on the amount of pear and dressing. You'll get more than 4 portions of the pecans, unless you really go to town!