eat….drink….and be merry….it makes life better!
Second is tilling the garden and transferring all of my seedlings. Nothing more rewarding than growing and harvesting your own fresh herbs and vegetables! My garden is small compared to others in my town but, manageable. [Considering I live in the country along side of some of the oldest working farms in the US.]
It has been a very cold and damp spring so I was late getting my garden planted. But it has now seems to be thriving, and I seeeee tomatoes!
The basil, parsley, and mint are doing well and ready for any recipe.
I can hardly wait for the squash flowers to come in. :0 **Keep an eye out for my squash flower recipe later this month.
Well here is to summer! Enjoy
A Great Summer Salad
1 Pint Grape or Cherry Tomato’s
Small Red Onion
1 Large Cucumber
1 small sweet pepper (optional)
2 oz. White Vinegar
2 oz. Red Wine Vinegar
2 oz. Grape Seed Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Puréed Garlic
1/4 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Pinch of Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper
A Bunch of Chopped Parsley (or Cilantro)
**Make sure all veggies are washed well.
Peel and quarter cucumber (I remove the seeds at this point). Cut up in small half moon pieces. Quarter tomatoes. Cut up onion and peppers in small Julian style pieces. Set aside. In small bowl mix the remaining ingredients until well blended. Add mixture to salad.
Dressing can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 3 months.