I wrote a few days ago that oil and water don’t mix. My mom taught me that when I was learning how to cook. We used to make our own salad dressing with oil and vinegar, and I thought it was so cool how the two would separate after being shaken vigorously. The same happens when you mix oil and water — like those ships on waves in a bottle. Very simple technique!
Maybe we need to take a simpler approach to stopping the oil flow and ramping up the clean up: Take the contents of the Gulf, put it in a big vat, shake it up and skim the water off the top!
I know the oil spill is a very serious thing, but sometimes it helps to laugh a little.
Here’s my mom’s recipe for oil and vinegar dressing:
1/2 cup oil (we used to use vegetable oil but any kind you like will do)
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano (or any other herb you like)
salt & pepper (optional)
Put ingredients in a mason jar. Put a lid on it. Shake vigorously. Serve immediately over salad.