“Too many simple green salads suffer from lack of imagination.”  James Beard

Welcome to a simple green salad that is simply bursting with ideas.  Just use your imagination.  I chose to post a salad recipe because there’s sunshine today and I’m longing for the farmer’s market and lovely fruits and vegetables.  Soon, my dear.


mixed salad greens, small handful

peaches, blanched and peeled and sliced

avocado, cut into slices or small cubes

cheese, feta or fresh mozzarella

strawberries, sliced, optional

cooked shrimp or chicken, optional

raspberry vinaigrette dressing, recipe below


Layer or toss the above ingredients, minus the dressing, using your imagination for more or less of other fantastic foods.  Drizzle on the dressing or serve the dressing on the side.

peach av


¾ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ cup fresh or frozen red raspberries
¼ cup water

Whip all the ingredients together in a blender.

Just eating such a salad might coax the gods of spring to step lively.  Looking for the first robins.  Searching the ground for the first plants to poke through.  Not shopping for a bathing suit.  I do have my limits.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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