21 July 2012
Summer Salads 4 Ways and the Women Who Grew Them
Jude Mead, Priscilla Morse and Deloris Perotti who keep me and my family in affordable and healthy home grown vegetables. They are gardeners of the first order. The dedication it takes to be an organic gardner, (although none of them like that word) passed me by. These women are botanist, soil engineers, meteorologist and bug experts. Their craft requires unending work; they prepare, plant, maintain, harvest and preserve the fruits of their labors. Combined they have over 100 years of gardening experience. I am wowed as I listen to Deloris, Jude and Pricilla talk about stink bugs, cut worms, fungus and how next year it might be worth trying....... Their wealth of knowledge is amazing.
Summer Salads 4 Ways, was my thank you to these women who have shared their bounties with me and with our community. I made Asian Slaw, Beet Salad, Quinoa with Chopped Vegetables and Marinated Kale, Broccoli and Beans. The quinoa was dressed with lemon zest and juice (add any finely chopped herbs and vegies you have on hand). To the kale salad I added lime juice, tarmari, a few drops of sesame oil and grated garlic and ginger. (I haven't included amounts because they vary depending on the size of the salads.)
Posted by Linda