Sunday, June 08, 2008

Fruits of our labors

This evening we ate a spinach salad with strawberries and toasted hazelnuts, all from our very own yard.
Yesterday I thinned the spinach and salad greens again, and came away with a bowl full of greens. The front yard strawberries are ripening. We ate a bowlful of fresh strawberries with breakfast this morning, and I picked another large handful for the salad this afternoon. Last fall, loving husband raked up the hazelnuts from the filbert tree in the back yard and shelled a bucketful, so there are hazelnuts in the pantry for toasting.

Spinach and strawberry salad
Put clean fresh spinach in a bowl.
Toss with sliced strawberries and toasted hazelnuts.
Serve with a balsamic vinagrette.
(If you've got a goat, or even if you don't, a little goat cheese makes the salad even more perfect. But alas, we've not got a goat, nor had we any goat cheese. And I didn't want to go to the store, so we went without.)


Elizabeth said...

Yummy! They look so beautiful too.

Julie R said...

Those are some of the biggest, juiciest, prettiest strawberries, ever!!! or maybe it's just those cute little hands holding them! The salad sounds delightful and I also love the wordless Wednesday pic from last week!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds so yummy. I agree, goat cheese would be wonderful. We have spinach and lettuce just starting to come up. Beautiful photo.