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A Winter Favorite

March 13th, 2017

In the winter we eat vegetable from the freezer, but I still crave lettuce and greens. My favorite winter salad combines stored root vegetables, nuts, and greens. Some of the lettuce I grow under lights, the rest I get at the store.

This is my all-time favorite winter salad consists of greens topped with radicchio, celery, dulse, beets, toasted walnuts, Bulgarian sheep milk feta, and dried cranberries topped with a mustard maple vinaigrette. I can eat this salad every day and I have to admit that sometimes I do and never tire of it. It’s even better when accompanied by a new book on my Kindle.

What’s your favorite salad combination at the moment?

2 Comments to “A Winter Favorite”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 13, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Susy, I must confess that I’m not much of a salad eater but when I do eat salad it usually more of a chef’s salad with meat mixed in with the salad. I’ve been eating more salad lately. I’m not sure why. Perhaps subconsciously I am just craving to eat more healthy. I’ve started a lot more lettuce plants this year along with the onions. I may have to start another tray of lettuce because the weather has turned back very cold again and the lettuce is ready to be outside. It won’t be a loss because I’ll just eat the plants in a salad and plan to put the next batch outside. I’m going to try to transplant them into bigger cups and see if I can just help them get through the next three weeks. The soil should be ready by the time April gets here. We really got spoiled with the couple of weeks of 70 degree weather in March. Now we are back to February weather but hopefully it won’t last long.

    Have a great salad day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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  2. Sarah on March 17, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Arugula is the only green that grows all summer in Texas (& most of the winter), I find myself eating it with pecans from our trees, apples or pears, and bleu cheese for days on end.

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