It is time to give a shout out to YORK, PA. That is where my hubby and I first started our life together. Here is the short version of how we ended up starting our life in York...
There I was ready plant my feet in Chicago, and my husband was transfered to Detroit. After a few visits I thought - hey I can do this. So I was set for the motor city... then 2 months before we are to be married he gets transfered to ... York, PA. YORK, PA where is that? And I have never lived on the East Coast and ...Worry, worry, worry!
What I thought would be a dull experience, since York was so much smaller than Detroit and Chicago, turned out to be a wonderful experience! We made great friends, who by the way loved to cook! All said and done it was the best way for us to start our marriage!
If you are ever in YORK, you must with out a doubt check out their farmers market. It puts every other one I have EVER seen to shame. It had every baked good you can imagine (the Pennsylvania Dutch are known for that) - my personal favorite was the extra rolled pie dough sprinkled generously with cinnamon sugar. YUM!
I can't remember which local joint had the broccoli salad - I just remember it being fabulous. Sweet with onion, I think theirs had a bit of bacon too. Well we know how I feel about bacon.
This isn't even a take on the one I had, but it was the inspiration for my salad and took me back to a good ole time!
broccoli salad by ann west
1-2 heads of fresh broccoli cut near the florets
1/2 red onion - diced very fine
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
chopped fresh cilantro
dash or two of soy sauce
1-2 tbls mayo
1 tsp sugar or honey
Cut the broccoli, add the onion and seeds. Mix the remaining ingredients until you like the flavor. It should be runny. (this isn't a real mayo heavy salad). Toss and let sit. Enjoy!