Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Excellence Enjoyed!

A most excellent fresh green salad was served tonight here at the old Missouri homestead. Lush tender greens of all kinds, rinsed and put in the salad bowl. Gently dressed with a home-made vinegar and oil dressing, and then enjoyed by all of us.
"So??", you say, "What's the big deal?? We have salads like that all the time!"
Not so fast...

When I said fresh, I meant fresh! Here is the box of lettuce Dad carried out from their greenroom to the kitchen for mom to make the salad from. In the dead of winter, we had seconds-old picked fresh greens - there had to be at least four or five different kinds of lettuces! Oh, did I mention how very much we enjoyed that salad?
Such Excellence in Eating!
Looks like this will be the last extremely fresh greens salad we'll have this trip. If I could upload photos faster than one an hour, I'd show you the after photos of the above lettuce box. Quite depleted, that box was, but in a week or so....yum once again!

expect the excellent unexpected!


  1. Whoa, that's so yummy. I live off salads!!!
    Being a vegetarian, this is like CANDY!!!!!! So fresh indeed...

  2. Is there a guest room? I am on my way .. I'll be there in time for the next lettuce picking

  3. And he saved the lettuce just for you. Sounds like something my dad would do too.

  4. Now that is one fresh salad. and I'm with Mama...salad envy going on here!

  5. Oh, man! I love fresh lettuce, and that's about as fresh as you can get! Looks great!

  6. Ooooh! Looks so good! Nothing like fresh is there?

    I tried this last summer out on the porch in a big pot - but it took all summer to grow one head of lettuce worth cutting. Shows how cold it was here last summer!

  7. Good E choice, Enjoy... fresh lettuce is so much better...

  8. More salad envy coming atcha from Minnesota. Which is not that far from Missouri. I could get there quickly. :)

    Excellence in eating, indeed. In fact, excellence all around...

  9. The salad looks great. I planted a mixed lettuce seeds packet last summer and it had a French name which escapes me atthe (senior)moment. Thanks for stopping by my little blogs.

  10. Wow! How cool is that? As much as I garden, it has never occurred to me to grow indoors for the winter.

    Next year, I'm going to try that.

    Lovely picture of the greens too!

  11. Wow! That's eye candy! Great post!

  12. mmmm-mmmm-mmmm good indeed. Makes me hungry just looking at it.


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