June 21, 2011

Bulk view

(500) days of salad

I’m nearly done with the community-supported agriculture box’s haul of lettuce, although I still have Awesome-Garden-Lady’s lettuce to get through. This one is a grape and walnut salad. Next time, I’ll probably slice the grapes to make them easier to spear with my fork.

I’m learning that I like these in salads:

  • Crunchy and nutty warmth: Toasted sliced almonds, toasted pine nuts, and home-made glazed pecans; walnuts not as much as the others, actually
  • Something sweet: strawberries and grapes so far; maybe apples or pears? (oh my)
  • A simple dressing, a bit on the sweet/sour side: balsamic vinaigrette, mostly, but I don’t need fancy oil
  • Maybe some additional protein: sliced eggs, nuts, or pairing the salad with a lentil soup

I just have to get through enough salads so that I can get back to writing about other things. I’m getting better at photography, though! =)