For the Foodies.
Strawberry, Goats Cheese and Lavender vinegar
1 punnet strawberries
2 tsp black pepper
3-4 tbsp rozendal lavender vinegar
10 oz soft goat’s milk cheese, preferably chevin
3 heads cos lettuce (romaine)
a handful of wild rocket
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
wash, core and halve the strawberries. place them in a bowl with the pepper and vinegar. lightly bruise the strawberries with a fork so that their juice blends with the vinegar. leave to macerate for at least half-an-hour. wash the lettuce and rocket and tear leaves into a salad bowl. remove the strawberries from the vinegar and add to the lettuce.
make the dressing by pouring the vinegar into a jar and adding salt and olive oil. screw on the lid and give the jar a good shake. taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
pour the dressing into the salad bowl, toss to mix ingredients, then add the cheese. enjoy outdoors under a shady tree with a glass of your favorite chardonnay.