There’s something about salads in the winter… it just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. Unless, perhaps, someone else prepares one for me. For a good salad, I think that the vege’s should be fresh. Of course, they should always be fresh, but I mean more obviously fresh. Like from the spring and summertime. That’s just how my mind works… The above pic is a salad from a previous season. 🙂
So, we are getting close to salad season, and I am excited about that. As the days warm up, the meals cool down. We’re finishing up on the winter’s casseroles, super-cheesy dishes, heavy creamy things and such. The time for lighter fare is coming… with fresh asparagus (here already!), fresh tomatoes, basil from the deck planters, etc. More rice and legumes in place of pastas and creams (although I can almost always be in the mood for some sort of pasta or another…) I tend to a small container garden on the deck in the summertime. The garden centers are opening and spring is definitely in the air. I’d have some herbs growing in the house too by now, if it weren’t for the darn cat. 😉 Darn cat.