Happiness is a Homegrown Salad

It really is as simple as that! After a long afternoon of yard work, I rewarded myself with a delicious salad, freshly picked from my back yard. I removed a few of the outer leaves of a mature buttercrunch lettuce and a small apple from my 3-in-1 apple tree. After washing thoroughly the lettuce , I refrigerated it for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, IMG_3243I washed and roughly sliced up my apple and made a vinaigrette from extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar. I tossed everything together and enjoyed a wonderful salad.

Earlier in the day, I had planted my last packet of buttercrunch lettuce seeds in my raised row bed gardens. I’ve been doing that every few weeks not only to have a steady supply of lettuce but also as insurance in case the previously planted batch did not germinate very well. It is a good and delicious task to grow various crops to discern which ones I actually enjoy eating on a regular basis. I love lettuce and apples!

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE:  Apple seeds are highly toxic if ingested. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

 

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One Response

  1. Very gorgeous looking salad!!!!!!!!!

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