tag: in season

strawberry spring salad

June 25, 2010

happy friday everyone! to wrap up the week i’m going to share the first recipe in our new series of local, in season recipes! it’s my most favorite salad, and i try to make it as often as i can each spring.  it has such an unexpected, mix of salty and sweet flavor.  it’s full of surprises and yummy to the core.  i hope you enjoy it!

avocado, strawberry and walnut salad

salad ingredients:

-3 c of spinach

– 1 avocado

– 12 strawberries

– 1/2 c roasted walnuts

– 1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

place the spinach in a bowl. slice the avocado and strawberries and place on top.  toss the walnuts with 1 tbs of olive oil and roast in the oven until browned (about 3 mins).  add to the salad.

dressing ingredients:

– 2 tbs sugar

– 2 tbs olive oil

– 4 tsp honey

– 1 tbs cider vinegar

– 1 tsp lemon juice

whisk in a bowl until the sugar dissolves and drizzle over the salad.  enjoy!

{photo credit: strawberries, raw walnut pieces}

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on my bookshelf

February 26, 2010

Posted by in handmade

we meet another friday! we’re off to greenville again this weekend- and i’ll be busy catching up on some sunshine and good reading.  i just got my ‘spring reading’ books this week and i’m so eager to get started on them!

my reading list: less is more, keeping bees, simply in season, beekeeping, the backyard homestead, fresh from the farmers market

keeping bees & beekeeping

why beekeeping? that’s a good question.  i read a snippet about it lately and next i knew i was in the beekeeping section in barnes and noble.  after that? the checkout line.

simply in season & fresh from the farmers market

i’m always looking for new in-season recipes, i’m excited to start folding some doggie ears!

the backyard homestead & less is more

i’ve heard really good things about the backyard homestead, so i planning to start with that one.  plus, i’m itching for spring and yard work so this will really get me motivated! have you heard of less is more? it’s a compilation of articles written by sustainable, positive-thinking writers.  it’s supposed to be a real pick-me-up!

have you read any of these?  what are your spring must-reads?

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