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I loved this, the kids hated it. Loved the flavors & freshness. Great submission!

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Elmotoo March 19, 2007

This is like eating a carrot cake salad! I like the cinnamon (taking over in flavor) the sweet crunchy and tangy salad. The fennel did get lost in this. Needs to be seasoned with a generous amount of salt and some fresh cracked pepper.

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Rita~ March 18, 2007

I'm iffy about this recipe. I liked the combination of flavours and textures, but the dressing really did not add to the salad's appeal - just a lot of orange juice swimming around on our salad plates. Wish I could give it more, but it needs a bit of work.

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evelyn/athens March 17, 2007

Loved the combination of carrots and fennel in this colorful salad. The cinnamon, apricots and orange made a light and fruity dressing that enhanced the overall dish. I used my mandoline to shave the carrots and fennel and in keeping with that slice d the apricots into slivers. Served this with my curry tuna salad, which worked well as the sweetness here balanced the curry well. My one reaction was that the dressing lacked a little acidity. Ended up adding a teaspoon or two of white balsamic vinegar to the leftovers and thought it was the missing component which made something really very good into great. This is one I will make often as it works so well with salads or grilled meats. Thank you so much!

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justcallmetoni March 17, 2007

This recipe is good and we enjoyed it. Both DH and I thought it was missing something. I suggested a touch of honey and he suggested craisins or raisins along with some chopped pecans. I did like the use of the orange juice and oil. It made a nice dressing for the salad. I halved the recipe and the end result were 4 servings. It sat overnight in the refrigerator for the flavors to blend. Good luck with the contest.

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PaulaG March 17, 2007

The orange dressing is thin and watery. It doesn't stick to the vegetables -- they seemed more drippy than dressed. Adding some mayonaise improved the leftovers but plain yogurt might have complimented the fruit better. However, I think that the main issue is that it doesn't quite know if its a vegetable salad or a fruit salad. Note: After some discussion on the RSC#9 thread about fennel substitutions I had to substitute bok choy stem with a pinch of fennel seed for the fennel bulb since there were none to be found even in the best-stocked grocery store in the area by the time the recipes were revealed. The substitution worked, but the recipe didn't.

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3KillerBs March 17, 2007
Kicked up Carrot Salad