ARUGULA SALAD W/ WALNUTS
3/4 Cup Walnut Pieces
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Apricot Preserves
2 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Minced Red Onion
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Pepper
1 Pkg Baby Arugula( 5 Oz)
2 Endive, about 8 oz., halved crosswise, cut lengthwise in 1/4" wide strips(are you really going to measure this-lol)
1 Container (16 Oz.) Grape Tomatoes
In a small skillet, cook the walnuts over medium heat, stirring occasionally until fragrant and toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cool.
In a large serving bowl, whisk together oil, preserves, vinegar, onion, mustard, salt & pepper until blended. Add the arugula, endive, tomatoes and walnuts, tossing until coated. Serve immediately.
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On March 14, https://wordswisps.blogspot.com/ recommended a writer that I had never heard of in one of her posts, but he's actually very well known. When you read Mark's work, you'll realize very quickly that he has a potty mouth, but it absolutely takes nothing away from his ability to eloquently discuss the core of toxic and/or abusive relationships.
Something about the quoted phrase below has resonated with me since early March, and I print this with his permission.
"You don’t want to bargain with your father for love, or your friends for companionship, or your boss for respect. Why? Because feeling like you have to manipulate people into loving or respecting you feels shitty. It undermines the whole project. If you have to convince someone to love you, then they don’t love you. If you have to cajole someone into respecting you, then they don’t respect you.
If you remember my post, "Sometimes It's Time to Start Over", back in January, this is a powerful reminder to do everything you can to get out of your abusive situation.
That person you love is not only mistreating you, but he or she is going around town assassinating your character and lying about what's really going on in your home.
No matter what you do, you're never going to be respected or treated properly. That meal that took you four hours to cook is going to have something wrong with it. The 40 pounds you gained due to stress, and the 50 pounds lost in a month just won't be enough. He or she will do everything possible to portray you as the bad guy, and everyone he/she tells will believe you're the enemy or crazy. The lies and cheating won't ever end. Meanwhile, the attempt to wear you down emotionally will be relentless, and this person is NEVER going to change.
Talk to someone you trust,(not a gossipy friend or family member!) save money, write everything down, and maintain secrecy. Also feel free to contact the national Domestic Hotline for help via their chat line http://www.thehotline.org/ or by calling 1−800−799−7233