Saturday, June 27, 2009

The first salad of the summer

The fruits of the garden! It's so nice to be able to enjoy the bounty. Here we have green leaf lettuce (that I had let go to seed and came back), chives and chive blossoms, tarragon, mint and the first few strawberries. This is summer...


Jennifer said...

this salad looks good!!

caheidelberger said...

Yum -- seconds please!

Nice to meet you and your greens, Michelle! If you're in East River, drop by Lake Herman for a visit!

art and chel said...

What a great blog! I found it through the Local Beet here in Chicago.

I love that your blog shows how much great food can be found and grows naturally, or can be grown just about anywhere in our country. I have great memories of camping in the Black Hills when I was a kid.

Your beautiful salad is a perfect example of something that could be served in a farmhouse or in an expensive restaurant in a big city.

On a side note: If you know the hunter who gave you the pheasant that was in your freezer and he/she can provide you with more, try to convince them to leave the skin on. I have several hunters who offer me birds but I tell them I don't want them if they pull the skin off! They always cook up too dry without the skin. I've also had them give me the whole birds and I eviscerate them myself.

Looking forward to reading more!

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