Pumpkin salad dressing from Conway New Hampshire
This is a fall foliage favorite in the White Mountains.
Mix all ingredients until smooth.
Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Close to Maine the Maine border but twice as good on a bad day
Blend all ingredients in blender (not cranberry sauce). Fold in cranberry sauce gently with whisk until blended. Makes 1 quart keep refrigerated.
Fast Chopped salad with Fast Citrus Dressing
All of these wonderful ingredients are small-diced and tossed lightly together at the last minute for a truly satisfying summer salad.
Prepare all of the above ingredients several hours before serving, including the dressing, and then it can be tossed together at the last minute in a wooden bowl for company.
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Price sensitive laminated wooden bowls boards are typically bowls made from Bamboo may not be not food safe. Please see the producer recommendations for food storage and washing. Check with your retailer to insure you purchase complies with Food Service and Table Top standards. If you're using decorated wooden bowls, laminated wood or pressed wood for anything other than wall decorations you are at risk.
California recently passed a standard for formaldehyde content in laminated wooden ware ("Standard93120-9320.12 Title 7")
Typically bamboo is harvested in a four inch Diameter after 4 years of growth. This phenomenal growth is a renewable resource but not large enough to be useful for wooden Salad bowls or larger cutting board or in some cases wooden utensils.
Several methods of production are used to create machine made wood. Bamboo is segmented or laminated together and then glued.
Wood Pulp, Saw dust or Bamboo fibers are most often crushed then pressed together using extreme pressure with Glue, Fillers, Dyes and Stain and reconstituted as a wooden slab or finished product.
Often originally labeled not food safe many of these bowls have flown under the radar of health agencies. The recent change is due to the recognition of the leaching effect of storing fruit nuts, vegetables in these bowls. Washing scraping most household activities associated with cleaning release harmful fibers of cancer causing material into the air.
When we think of maple, we think of woodenware. The extremely hard, tough surface of maple will take on a higher polish as it is subjected to wear and use. This is one reason why it is a remarkable material for woodworkers.
Naturally light in color, maple is the choice for light finishes. The grade known as white maple, when finished with white shellac alone or with white wax, makes a truly beautiful finish which cannot be duplicated by any other wood. Sometimes maple is bleached before finishing making it even whiter. And maple, of course, is much used for furniture, especially the curly and the bird's-eye maples. For floors which are subject to much traffic, maple has no equal. You'll find maple in school gym floors, dance floors, kitchens, bedrooms, halls, hand turned wood bowls and wooden kitchen boards.
Maple is a close-grain, very hard, fine-textured, tough and strong wood. The sapwood is very light in color, while the heartwood is a light brown. The grain figure is subdued but beautiful and quite uniform and interesting as well.
All maple is light in color, but the white, clear grade is especially light. It is the sapwood from the outside of the log, winter-sawed and end piled in sheds to prevent staining. It is ivory white and the finest grade of maple flooring and lumber produced. Birch floors and trim give an airy, cheerful color to a room which reminds one of the northern forests where the best maple trees grow.
Maple is common to England, Central Europe and North America. Curly maple is the wood which results from trees which have made a twisted growth and which peculiarity has been preserved by special methods of cutting the lumber. It has a curly, mottled figure quite similar to satinwood. Bird's-eye maple is sugar maple. The peculiar bird's-eye knots are presumed to be the result of buds or shoots which formed in the wood but were unable to penetrate the hard, tough bark and thus come out to form branches. Sugar maple when newly cut is a creamy white in color, but it darkens to a golden yellow with age. In finishing this bird's-eye maple the best practice is 'to put on a toner in the form of a water solution of tannic acid. This brings out the little eyes or knots interestingly. The toner is followed with a weak water stain.
Traditional wooden bowl producers in Vermont frequently worked in Maple. They were the Weston Bowl Mill, The Bowl Mill also known as the Granville Bowl Company and Woodbury Bowl.