That's a walnut beet salad out of the Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook. Nice, but nothing to get excited about. Served it last night with plain poached salmon (Simple Food) and fried peppers and capers (Simple Food.)
Dessert was a possibly too-tart rhubarb crisp (Desserts) topped with a monumentally wonderful, ivory colored, faintly exotic clove ice cream (Desserts). I don't know why I waste my time making fruit sherbets when ice cream is so much better.
I'm beginning to bore even myself with elegant, understated Alice Waters-style food. I will try to shake it up a little over the next five days of organic baby lettuce and homemade mayonnaise. And then. . . . ?