Humpy DumptyIt is summer here in Virginia which means heat and humidity are as abundant as fresh veggies. Its the time of year when a cool, crisp glass of wine is considerably more enticing than spending hours over a hot stove. A simple salad makes a great meal and is equally suited to a slow night in or a back yard dinner party. When people ask me for a recipe, of any kind, I always ask if they know how to make a basic vinaigrette. Once you have conquered this unctuous mix of acid and oil, you will have a whole world of possibilities open.

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