TITLE: The First Salad of the Season
DATE: 5/04/2009 09:51:00 AM
Less than two weeks after I started thinning the arugula, mizuna and tatsoi sprouts, I harvested my first salad. The leaves from the first cutting are softer and more mild in flavor than later cuttings. Even so, the salad is far superior to anything I could purchase in the market.
Labels: urban gardener
DATE:5/04/2009 11:05:00 AM
I had my first "complete" salad harvesting this weekend too! With fresh leaf lettuces, radishes, baby carrots, green onions and strawberries...who could stop themselves from enjoying it?
DATE:5/04/2009 11:18:00 AM
I am so jealous, havent even got my garden in yet. I just love arugula. I can not get enough of it in the Spring. I make this salad with asparagus, balsamic and gruyere. Oh, I can not wait to have it!
AUTHOR: noble pig
DATE:5/04/2009 02:34:00 PM
Congrats! All the micro-managing and cutting of the lettuce paid off! I'm jealous!
DATE:5/04/2009 09:04:00 PM
I read your profile, you studied Indonesian culinary? Was it interesting? :)
My mom also loves to plant some cooking stuff like basil leaves, red hot chili padi, kaffir lime, salam leaves and more, on our roof garden.
DATE:5/04/2009 10:08:00 PM
Congratulation! It looks divine!
How did you dress it?
My husband would make it disappear at the kitchen sink. He adores lovely greens.
AUTHOR: Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
DATE:5/05/2009 12:16:00 AM
That's exciting! Did you dress it, or just nibble from the bowl?
AUTHOR: T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
DATE:5/05/2009 05:23:00 AM
A friend of mine was arguing with me about the benefits of local food the other day. I will have to show her your photo. A picture is worth a thousand words!
DATE:5/05/2009 06:37:00 AM
ChristyACB - Congrats! That sounds awesome, but I still have a ways for the other things.
Lori -- Sounds like a great salad!
noble pig -- thank goodness, otherwise I would never be able to live it down.
Selba -- Bali was so, so interesting! It was my first exposure to SE Asian cuisine and I learned SO much.
Penny -- no dressing on the first salad. I served it on the side of my dinner plate so it absorbed some other juices, but was mostly plain. Delicious!
Lydia -- nibble? That sounds so dainting. You would have laughed if you saw me.
TW - I can't imagine what the argument against local food would be.
DATE:5/06/2009 09:07:00 AM
Lucky you! I've never had great luck with growing my own salad greens.