Bring on spring and get me a salad
After Christmas I was desperate for salad. I don’t know why but I’ve been craving fresh food and greens.
Even though at Christmas I ate very well and that did include the occasional side salad I really want the weather to warm up and start having lots of salads. I’m already excited to get my vegetable garden going again and grow some delicious things. After the success of last year’s tomato growing I want to see if I can beat the 11.5kg of baby tomatoes. I can’t believe how many tomatoes we had and they ripened from July to the end of September. By the end we were getting a little board of having tomatoes with everything! As soon as we didn’t have more we missed them!
So far in January I’ve trying to a few salads a week. I can’t really live on just salad alone at the minute as it’s a bit cold so it’s normally with something. I love a big salad with some lasagna. YUM YUM YUM.
As I love salad and do manage to grow some in the summer it’s never enough for my salad craving. I tend to buy Florette salad as it has a nice mix of leaves and is very affordable too. I love the peppery salad the best. I love that the leaves are always so fresh and still have that gorgeous crisp quality.
My favourite salad to make is peppery Florette salad, mint, crumbled mozzarella, roasted tomatoes with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice a pinch of salt and a little sprinkle of oregano and thyme. It is delicious and it’s what I made for the foodie bloggers afternoon tea party.
Florette has a really lovely selection of healthy salad recipes which have given me a lot of inspiration. Take a look.
Even though it’s cold it’s beautifully sunny today and sunshine makes me want to eat lots of fresh salad and vegetables. Bring on spring!