This time of year
is the best time
to load the fridge with
for quick and easy lunches
and side dishes.
|Wheat Berry Salad, Quinoa Salad, and Potato Salad|
I was inspired to make these
after enjoying a lovely evening meal
on the back porch at our friends home
They served some refreshing summer salads
with roasted chicken and pork chops.
It was all so delicious!
in the past (you can click on these links to see those recipes)
But the best and easiest salad of all
is the one my Mom always made with
fresh cut lettuce right from the garden....
There really isn't a recipe for this
Lettuce with Cream Dressing
but this is how it's made....
In a large mixing bowl,
Pour a good "splash" of heavy cream,
whisk in a Tbsp. of sugar
Season with salt and pepper
Stir in a "splash" of white vinegar
Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking
Add some finely chopped sweet onion
and last but not least,
the secret ingredient that makes this salad
taste like no other,
"the leaf" (borage) - finely chopped
Mom always added this herb and would
send us out to her garden to get a "leaf" as she called it.
Now simply pile in some fresh lettuce
and toss just before serving!
|Borage aka "the leaf"|
|Borage has a cucumber taste.|
|The pretty borage edible flower|
Once you've grown a borage plant
and let it go to seed in your garden
you'll have no lack of "the leaf"
(I think it might be a weed!)
My niece uses the pretty flowers by
freezing them into ice-cubes.
So pretty in a punch bowl
or glass of lemon aid.
|Lunch is served.|
Till next time ........ what are your favourite summer salads?