Friday, June 21, 2013

I grew this. And I do other things.

Strawberry Feta Mixed Lettuce Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Because if it doesn't list every ingredient in the title, it's not fancy enough to bother.

I'm not sure how to start a blog in which I'll relentlessly share as much of my life as I possibly can with you. 

So here's a salad that I grew and made. Strawberry Feta Mixed Lettuce Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.  First lettuce harvest right there. I also grew a strawberry or two - but I ate those plain so as not to sully their magical not-grocery-store flavor with anything that might not taste like a strawberry. 

When I say "first lettuce harvest," it's really a misnomer, this is something like my 18th lettuce harvest (I probably didn't help the first couple years...), but the first at my apartment. I've been growing lettuce since before you were born! Assuming you're less than 18. 

My sisters and I grew up doing traditional "lady things" like cooking, sewing, gardening, crocheting and all the other things that have suddenly become trendy. So we'll take advantage of our current state of never-before-seen-stylishness by over-sharing!

Strawberry Feta Mixed Lettuce Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
(quantities vary based on taste, available ingredients, and number of people who want food)

-       Mixed Baby Lettuce or Baby Spinach or Adult Lettuce or a Radical mix of whatever you find in the store
-       Strawberries, quartered or sliced, or quartered and sliced
-       Feta Cheese
-       Balsamic Vinegar
-       Olive Oil
-       Salt and (Fresh-ground if possible) Black Pepper

Arrange lettuce on plate or deposit in a serving bowl. Prepare strawberries and add to plate or place in separate bowl. Crumble feta and add to strawberries and lettuce or another minuscule bowl. Really, the goal here is to get as many bowls dirty as possible. To achieve this, add vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to another tiny bowl and stir with an available utensil until they oil droplets are pretty small. Douse the salad in this mixture. If you were using lots of tiny bowls for your ingredients, place them on a slab of barnwood covered in artfully arranged doilies and transport them to your eating area. I hope you can figure out where to go from here. 

Oddly, Tastes Kinda Good

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