I went to Fresh Market on Friday evening (for those West Coasters reading my blog, it's a small equivalent to Whole Foods here in Fort wayne) to pick up a few items. Of course, I couldn't resist a few additional items which I admit were not on my shopping list. Those two items were goat cheese, pecans and a Meyer lemon. I planned on making steak and baked potatoes for dinner on Sunday, but wanted to make a delectable salad to go along with it. I'm trying to venture out into the land of creative salads these days. It's so easy to stick to the boring "house salad", so to speak. I had some dried cranberries at home and as soon as I saw that goat cheese I knew it had to be incorporated into my salad. Threw in some chopped pecans as they compliment both the cranberries and goat cheese and for a treat, I made a Meyer lemon viniagrette. For those of you oblivious to the wonders that are Meyer lemons, it's a lemon with the skin the color of a pale, pale orange. It's flesh is a wee bit sweet tasting too. They are divine. My viniagrette consisted on minced shallots, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, juice of 1/2 a Meyer lemon, and grapeseed oil. Voila - la salade!