February 17, 2016

Winter Salad

Spinach, broccoli, grated goat cheese, and dried
cranberries. Olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing.

Served with scalloped potatoes and ham. A wonderful winter meal.

Winter Salad © February 2016 by Leigh

31 comments:

  1. Yes, that is a perfect meal! and salad is such a treat in winter.

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  2. Not much of a salad guy but I would be all over the taters :)

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    1. LOL. Potato lover here too. Salads have more appeal to me in hot weather; soups in winter, but I have to admit that I get mighty hungry for fresh greens.

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  3. I may be drooling as I type . . .

    To have a few fresh greens during the winter as you have was the reason we thought we wanted a greenhouse. But it's (slowly) become clear that in our location, it's impractical. We'd have to heat it at night (every night) and during a winter like this when we haven't had but a handful (seriously!) of sunny days . . . well, we'd have nothing growing that would be worth the huge effort. So, we'll just come to your house for that absolutely luscious looking dinner! A couple of nights a week? 'Kay??

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    1. 'Kay! But have you looked at Eliot Coleman's The Winter Harvest Handbook? The subtitle of this book is "Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses," and he's in Maine!

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  4. I forget, are you growing broccoli? And you just reminded me to pull out dinner to thaw.

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    1. Yes! We have both broccoli and spinach growing in the hoop house. The goat cheese is obviously ours too, so the only thing I bought for the salad was the cranberries (and dressing). Really, really good.

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    2. where's the like button? ;) you're gonna have a lot of us coming for diner.

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  5. it looks deeeeelishous! and we'll bring the organic cranberries that grow wild on our land to the next supper! yummeh!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. oh ya - i forgot to say that we're potatoe lovers, too!

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    2. Oh, to have wild growing cranberries! I tried a dry land variety, but it didn't do well. Like everything else, it struggled during our summer dry spell. I was trying to grow so many new things that I just couldn't keep everything watered. :(

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    3. i hear you about starting too many things and not being able to keep on it all. this year we are clawing back to the things we know that do really well here as we have an organic farmer's market about an hour away for stuff that we don't have time for. but we pick our beautiful cranberries every october and they keep us in fresh/frozen/dried cranberries for the year/ the best thing about them - we don't do anything to them - they just grow by themselves - woohoo!

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  6. Oh how nice! We don't eat salad from about November through to April because a head of mediocre Romaine is $6. I wish there was a way to preserve it! I'm hankering for a Chicken Cesar Salad!!! What a lovely meal. My bf got me a cookbook simply called "Potato" and I'm looking through the 40-odd recipes today. I think we'll be having mashed potato blintzes with caramelized onions next week :)

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    1. Yikes! That's a discouraging price. But the potato blintzes sound wonderful. :)

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  7. All those healthy vitamins will be perfect for you both, at this time of year! Looks delicious.

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    1. This is the time of year I really get to craving fresh salads, even though I usually prefer eating something warm, LOL

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  8. I would like your yummy salad but my wonderful husband would not be so thrilled! Can't win them all! Nancy

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    1. Especially when it comes to food, LOL

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  9. I could eat salad all year round and broccoli in a salad is one of my favorites. Last Christmas at our breakup, all the meals came with a salad containing broccoli. I was in heaven as no one wanted it.

    Very much a scalloped potato girl here too.

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    1. I think broccoli is best in salad!

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  10. That looks scrumptious! So had to have a big salad (using a bunch of my basement greens). Thought it might be early in the year for cold supper, but I gobbled it down. Thanks for the nudge. You're such a good influence. LOL

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    1. I'm not usually one for cold foods in winter, but our own fresh veggies taste so good (especially when there's a nice warm chaser. :)

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