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Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Garden 2019
Glad you like it..!! I'm a little particular when it comes to my Italian dressing. I prefer the "Good Seasons" brand, where I can control the liquid product used to make it. I use extra virgin olive oil for a lower smoke point when grilling, although you still get smoke. And a couple different types of vinegar. One is Red Wine, the other Balsamic. The Balsamic gives the dressing a little bolder taste. They have like astarter kit they carry in groceries that has a cruet, and seasoning packets if you care to try it. I just buy the 4 pack seasoning packets, and I seem to go through quite a few of those, LOL... I love that stuff..!!
Although, I do grill most of mine in a grilling basket. I just marinate the slices in the dressing, in a, usually 1 gallon zip lock bag for 20-30 minutes, then grill approx. 3 minutes on each side, on medium/high heat. Just until you get those black stripes on them, from the grilling basket.
I do the same with snap peas, but if you don't have large ones like the Marvel Melting peas, the or they are too small, and will fall through the wires of the basket. I had bought a grilling wok for the smaller ones, but since growing the Marvel Melting peas, I now just use the grinning basket. You can adjust it to hold them in place. Doubt I get any this year, I have a doe Deer that loves most of that stuff too, and has eaten my peas off for the 5th time now. I dust everything with hydrated lime, but, late night rains (downpours) wash it off, and she's smart enough to know this.