Here we are enjoying some cooler temperatures for a few days. Many years ago, I heard someone refer to this particular cooling as the "May 10th cold spell." There would be no setting out of tomato plants until after this date in that location. Here, we are pretty safe after mid-April to set out seedlings in the garden.
One vegetable that I really enjoy is spinach. I will include it in omelets, use it for a base in baked eggs,
saute it with garlic, and eat it as a salad. For some reason, we just don't have overwhelming success in growing spinach, so this year The Husband bought seedlings, hoping that would give us a jump start.
Well, I must confess that I cannot report on a good spinach crop.:-( However, there has been enough to enjoy on occasion - if used sparingly. So, earlier in the week, I had "stockpiled" enough to have for a salad at lunch.
A fruit that I really enjoy is the strawberry! Last year, we set out a very few plants (three or four), and we have been excited about the strawberries we are having this spring. Now, there aren't many, but they surely are pretty.:-)
|Our homegrown strawberries on top of our homegrown spinach!|
POPPY SEED DRESSING
1 1/2 cups salad oil (I use canola)
1/2 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon poppy seed
1 Tablespoon onion, finely grated, including juice
- In a large bowl combine all of the dressing ingredients. Mix well with a whisk. The dressing may be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator.
This dressing may be used on other green salads.
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