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 Summer Side Salad

 
A large bowl of lettuce leaves, chopped into bite-sized pieces
½ red pepper, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
½ avocado, chopped
½ tomato, chopped
½ cup crumbled goat cheese
Balsamic vinaigrette dressing, to taste
 
Toss all ingredients together and serve as a great side salad! 




Two star lettuce
Perishables

06/26/14
By Allison Willson Dudas



 When I started my garden a month or so ago, I had no idea what was in store. As you know, I love food, but I had absolutely no idea how to grow it. I’ve never been much of a green thumb and, in fact, have a history of killing plants in my care. So, why did I begin a garden? Feeding my family is a passion of mine, and being able to grow some of the food myself seemed so appealing. I wanted to overcome my brown thumb and provide fresh, delicious and healthy food. 

In addition to not knowing much about growing vegetables, I was also ignorant of the dangers awaiting me. When I harvested my two star lettuce, a giant spider came crawling out toward me. It was huge and I freaked out. Freaked out! My brush with death aside, the lettuce was amazing. This was a lettuce I began from a plant start, so it was ready to be eaten. Two star lettuce is a hardy plant, like most lettuce varieties, that can grow in cooler weather. It won’t survive into the hot summer, so I’m enjoying the stuff I planted from the starts now and can’t wait for what’s coming from seeds. I’m growing a lot of greens so I am going to have to be creative with my recipes and eat a lot of salad this summer. This one was delicious! — Allison Wilson Dudas





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