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I was finally able to assemble my most favorite of all salads yesterday. It is a salad that I dream about all winter. It is a bit time consuming to make. I began preparation for it back in February when I planted my black krim heirloom tomato seeds. I started them in my living room where they remained for several months before transplanting into my veggie garden on Mother’s Day Weekend.
Next ingredient and most important for a salad, lettuce, black-seeded simpson. I planted this back in August from seed and now they were standing gloriously about 8 inches and ready to be harvested.
A few 1/4” cubes of mozzerella cheese and a hand full of walnut halves.
Lastly but most importantly the black mission figs which are finally ripening on my very large and very old trees. The figs aren’t as big as they have been in previous seasons and there certainly aren’t as many but their sweetness and flavor are unmatched by any I have ever tasted.
The very best salad is the salad that also teaches me constantly about patience.
Sep 30th, 2008 at 11:20 am
I’m stealing this idea tonight… I might not have the exact same varieties but the figs mozzarella and walnuts… yum!
Isn’t it amazing how rewarding it can be to have to be so patient? We can get everything (including organic stuff) from the grocery store at the drop of a hat but it just doesn’t quite taste the same as what we’ve labored for…