“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist – the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.”
Well, they pull up my sweet corn every year. Scare Crow – doesn’t scare. They ate the whole row except at her feet. Last year we planted it three times and finally, …success! Under the cover of a row cover the corn sprouted and got big enough. Big enough to outgrow the corn seed which is what the crow searches out.
So this year, we planted it first time under the row cover. A no-brainer right? Wrong. Those old crows outsmarted me again. They poked holes in the row cover and pulled it all up. I tried again and planted corn under the cover of my broccoli plants. It may be too shady for it to germinate….but I’m hoping they will not discover it until too late. Will we outsmart old crow?….to be continued.
What’s in the bucket: OK, more of the same for this week, but big changes will be in order for next week.
A salad mix of young kale, arugula and beet greens (you won’t find one like this at the super market!) kohlrabi (last kohlrabi I promise), young onions, romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, collard and/or kale or turnip greens, Daikon radish (these are good for the greens too!) and Rosemary.
Lots of salad in order for this week. Good week to invite some friends over, make a big salad. Add a some protein of your choice and call it dinner.
Here is a salad dressing recipe (Oil and vinegar if your a diplomat)
(From Cookie and Kate)
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons vinegar of choice (balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed or minced
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Happy Salad eating! Thanks for buying local food from Circle S farm.