It’s almost that time of year again, time when I can stop buying lettuce and spinach at the store and eat my own homegrown veggies. All winter as I’ve paid $1.69 per pound for greens that were grown to travel well instead of taste great, I’ve been dreaming of springtime salads.
And they’re practically here. Can you smell the Ranch dressing in the air?
There’s nothing quite like going in your backyard (or balcony terrace, front porch, sunny windowsill, or whatever) and picking your own lettuce and spinach. A few washes and a couple of toppings later, and you’ve got yourself a little piece of healthy goodness. My favorite salad has Boston Bibb or red lettuce, some cucumbers, shredded cabbage, and julienned carrots. Add a little gorgonzola, some sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette and you’ve got a little bit of heaven in a bowl.
I calculate that if it stays sunny, I’ll be eating my homegrown salads next week. Anyone want to come over for lunch?
Come on. You know you want to.