From The Boston Globe Magazine, Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven, 2005 March 27.
In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the lentils, turn down the heat, and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender but still have some bite.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the salt, pepper, and vinegar until the salt dissolves. Whisk in the mustard. Add the oil in a thin steady stream, whisking until the dressing emulsifies.
When the lentils are cooked, drain them into a colander. Transfer the lentils to a bowl. Spoon half of the dressing over the lentils while they are hot. Stir gently. Let them sit until they are just warm.
Add the onion, scallions, and parsley. Stir and add enough dressing to coat the lentils.
Notes: Haven't tried it yet.
In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Mississippi has
shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. Therefore ... in the Old
Silurian Period the Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred
thousand miles long ... seven hundred and forty-two years from now the
Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long. ... There is
something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome returns of
conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
-- Mark Twain
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