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There s an old half whiskey barrel on the cottage deck that grows pansies and a few of the pansy blossoms sometimes find their way into a salad (they are edible as are violet blossoms if you don t mind picking them out of your lawn). Lemon balm is another interesting perennial with a citrus flavor that makes it easy to identify when playing the salad guessing game. Tarragon is another anise-flavored herb but I m not a big fan - for some reason I find tarragon numbs my mouth. But I ve been overruled on that account and there s always a little tarragon in our cottage salads. Kale grows well in northern gardens and we sometimes harvest mature kale in the dead of winter. When the plants are young in August and September the smaller leaves go well in a salad but because they are rough they do need to be torn into small pieces.
Mixing in one bowl and plating somewhere else allows the excess dressing to stay in the bowl and away from the customer s plate. If you re planning to put in a vegetable garden this spring don t just plant lettuce for your salads. Why not plant your own mesclun mix? The most amazing salads can come from your own back yard. My father in law grows a huge variety of greens at his summer cottage and his green salads are better than anything I ve had in a fancy restaurant. He starts with the basics - romaine lettuce green leaf lettuce and red leaf lettuce. He also uses oak leaf lettuce which is just a regular lettuce whose leaves are palmate (hand shaped) and therefore look a bit like oak leaves. These lettuces provide the bulk of the salad materials. He picks individual leaves off each plant so that each plant continues to grow through the summer. His lettuces can grow up to two feet tall (on the stalk) and he s still making salads from them.
Remember there is beauty in simplicity (especially during a crazy work week night). Cucumber salad is usually a crowd-pleaser kids enjoying it immensely. In the sweltering summer heat serve this salad and you ll be as cool as...... a CUCUMBER! Cucumber Salad - Salade de Concombres 1-2 cucumbers (1 large or two small) peeling and seeding optional 4 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste Slice into thin rounds; combine vinaigrette dressing ingredients together in bowl and whisk together until smooth and creamy; toss gently with cucumbers until well coated; chill until ready to serve. "Anne Dessens is the founder of AnneDessens.com - your one-link to everything self-improvement : diet recipes running & walking deep breathing success journaling energy and universal laws. The Nigerian Salad is a special salad recipe native to Nigeria.