First, one must go shopping for just the right ingredients - which are those ingredients one has at hand.
|Chive blossoms for 'bite'|
|Variety of lettuces for color|
|Any strawberries the chipmunks left for me.|
Then there is the washing, rewashing, spinning, snipping, slicing, dicing - all done with a bracing cup of Stash's double spice chai tea with honey and a dash of half-n-half.
|Buttercrunch in my new, BIG, salad|
|Red leaf lettuce of some forgotten type.|
|My morning beverage of choice.|
|I cannot resist them....|
|The GD chipmunks left me three strawberries.|
Select an attractive serving/carrying container. Mine is the haute couture of salad "dressing" (sorry, couldn't help myself) - aka Used Ice Cream Tub. Layer your ingredients so that the entire creation is awash in bright colors, interesting textures, all evenly dispersed. Or, chuck it all in there, snap the lid on and give it a good shake.
|Just like 007 - shaken, not stirred...|
|I LOVE my little dressing squeezy thingy!|
I guarantee that you will find your salad experience has just been ratcheted up a notch or two. Not only will it be a thing of beauty, but it will be one of the most tasty lunches you've ever had. This will come in handy when faced with a season's worth of salad greens - when you will be eating salad every.stinking.day.
I have been listening to the most delightful collection of Bertie & Jeeves stories during my commute and all I want to do is say, "What, ho? That's a bit of a wheeze. I say, that's a bit rummy! It's a bit thick for a chappie." I've been chortling for days.