In 2008 my sister Emma was given salad duties for Christmas lunch. She provided a forgettable contribution including a carrot and raison salad. As we sat down to lunch another sister, Siobhan, tucked into the salad and announced how nice it was - that the dressing kind of reminded her of fly spray.
Since this day salads have always been a contentious issue at family gatherings. In memory of the salad wars I'm pleased to share with you my Strawberry Gum salad dressing recipe - it's a hit every-time and is well received by ALL family members. My fave way to use this dressing is on a simple salad of roquette, ripe tomato, Meredith goats cheese and a little red onion. For an additional Australian punch, I add fresh rivermint and season with pepperberry salt.