Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Salad Days

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer when it gets hot is salad. Too bad that salad greens don't tolerate the heat well enough to be consumed in the summer! This year, we tried a new more heat tolerant romaine-type lettuce from Israel called Jericho. It seemed to fare much better than the other leaf lettuces that we grew, but still, we had to harvest it last week as the temperatures climbed cruelly into the 100s.

For dinner Monday night, Ann made a beautiful salad from the romaine with a lemon and olive oil dressing. In our division of labor in the kitchen, it seems that she almost always makes the salad and the dressing. I made a sheet tray of croutons and a big bowl of strozzapreti with butter, garlic, and sage from the garden. That seems to be one of our go-to combinations when we don't feel like anything else. But as good as that pasta is, I like the salad better.

I can't wait for fall and a new crop of lettuces.

Ann's Delicious Salad
Strozzapreti with Sage Butter; Salad with Croutons

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