You never heard of Walsh Salad? That’s because “Walsh” is a family code word. We have these wonderful friends named Walsh, who were growing their own produce in their back [space] yard (I hate backyard — HATE it) before it was cool. So, if we have a salad made entirely or mostly from our own produce, it’s a Walsh Salad.
Here’s a picture of this one. It’s mostly lettuces and baby spinach and green onions and asparagus from our garden, so it qualifies. It also has organic red peppers from the store, black olives and artichokes from cans, all slightly wilted with vinegar, sugar, and hot bacon grease from local organic bacon.
Not bad, children. Not too shabby.
Other beloved acquaintances and their eponyms (words derived from their names):
Ora Mae: To wash dishes inadequately. Example: I sure Ora Maed that spoon; put it back in the sink and get another one.
Mary Ann: To clean something and put it back in the box after every use. Example: I Mary Ann the waffle maker and rice cooker because I don’t have room for them on the counter.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Is there something you do or say or eat that reminds you of a particular friend?