It is a true celebration of spring with all the colours and flavours that are found in my kitchen garden. This is when I get excited about food!
If you don't have one yet, one of the most amazing ways to enhance your cooking is to make some space for some fresh, home-grown food in a garden.
Your "garden" can be a simple pot filled with herbs on a patio balcony, a bag of soil thrown on the ground, a square cut open and a variety of lettuce and kale seedlings stuck in it, or a little plot of your yard devoted to the jardin potager, or the kitchen garden. Whatever it is, you can enhance your space and your plate with some green goodness.
|The little herb garden|
Here is what was in our celebration salad, dressed ever so simply.
The Kitchen Garden "Spring Celebration" Salad
|Cutting kale and kale flowers|
Use whatever you have in your edible garden. If you don't have one, think about putting some herbs and lettuce seedlings in a pot and in a few weeks you can have your own celebration salad!
Leaves cut from:
|Using all the edibles we can!|
Simple Salad Dressing
|Lettuce growing in pots|
In a small jar shake to combine:
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp dijon mustard
1/8 tsp sea salt
optional: 1/4-1/2 tsp honey or agave syrup
1. Toss washed and dried salad greens with dressing to taste. Sprinkle with additional salt if desired.