Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Garden Salad

Normally when I say "I had a garden salad for lunch" it means that I had fresh greens, veggies and what not for a salad.  But today I had a freshly picked (for the most part) Garden Salad just minutes from the garden in the back yard and pots on the back patio.  There was butter crisp lettuce, baby spinach, broccoli, carrots and actually later, because they had to cook first, I ate a few tiny beets--also freshly picked today from the garden.  It was fun to just walk outside and get what I wanted to eat, wash it off and eat it.  But then, anyone who has a veggie garden probably knows that.  :-)

Oh, when pulling out some carrots from the pot by the back door, I found an interesting pair of tiny carrots.  There's even a picture (or two) of them if I can get them to properly load onto this post.

What carrots do when no one is looking--they snuggle up--apparently!

The beets and tiny carrots I pulled today to make more room for their companions.

Nothing beats fresh food! I'm happy now.

3 comments:

jeanie said...

I love it when the garden is producing enough to make it all worthwhile!!

At the moment, all we have to show for it is mint (of course - if you can't grow that... well, no-one actually grows mint, do they? It grows itself) - where was I - oh yes, and silverbeet, basil and weeds - the weeks are winning!!!

Bob said...

Your fresh produce looks wonderful! Nothing like a FRESH garden salad.

Mary Paddock said...

Oooh! You make me want to go plant something right now (so not a good idea at present).