Sunday, April 15, 2012
Today was one of those lazy days that I just didn't feel like doing anything. The air was warm and summer like. A light breeze blew the wind chimes on the deck, begging me to come out of the house and enjoy this rare April day. At first I felt guilty, having a long list of things I should be doing. But I gave in quickly and enjoyed the quiet of a Sunday afternoon in my own back yard. My yard has come alive again. The grass is green, and the garden is growing. My herbs are growing like crazy and for the first time ever, they all survived the winter. The few cool weather vegetables I've planted have been off to a slow start. The peas are up, as are some of the lettuces, but my radishes and arugula have been the victim of some evil critter. Whatever ate them has good taste. They were heirloom seeds. I hope this is not a foreshadowing of things to come. Anyway, it was too beautiful a day to get aggravated about something over which I had no control....so I decided just to appreciate the moment.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Until you can get your hands on some local salad fixings, add some zip to a salad with citrus. I've made this salad with both ruby red grapefruit and clementines. I prefer the tartness of the grapefruit and the beautiful color as well. Use what you like, or whatever you have lurking in your refrigerator.