Spring is finally here, too, yay!

March 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm 2 comments

Found all these berries on sale at the store and spent less than $10 to bring home a weeks worth of em.

So yesterday, at the court house, I saw crocuses(croci?) and that really made my heart soar, until I remembered I was going into the court house….

Then today it was SO warm and SUNNY and  LOVELY that I got to spend the lunch hour outside with my darling daughter and chatting up Ms. Emerald herself, on the phone of course.

So I couldn’t resist a double salad lunch for the occassion.

First up were he awesome berries I practically stole from the grocery, they were SO cheap.  I just washed some and tossed them on a platter with a bowl full of Liberte coconut yogurt et voila, so divine.

Later, to round out the meal I made a salad with some olives I had marinated yesterday from this recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Green-Olive-and-Goat-Cheese-Crostini-242993

I knew I would like the flavors in the recipe, but didn’t want to make the crostini as I try to be as low carb as possible!  But I did get the goat cheese to go with the marinated olives and that inspired a salad comprised of:

  • the marinated olives(orange zest/juice, olive oil, 1 clove garlic and toasted fennel seeds)
  • a supremed orange(just a fancy way of saying peeled with a knife and then cutting the segments out)
  • steamed asparagus
  • goat cheese
  • hazelnuts
  • butter lettuce
  • drizzling of the marinade from the olives
  • sprinkle of pepper

Mmmm.  This was a nourishing, endulgent lunch and yet cheap and easy with stuff that was on sale this week from the store.

Wishing you some sunshine and out-door type weather!

~Ruby

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  • 1. Bellyhoo  |  March 16, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Yay! Yum!

    I been making plain old whipped cream and biscuit shortbread with the new strawberries. So good. Thanks for the yummy new recipes. Goooo Springtime!

    Reply
  • 2. Ruby  |  March 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Hi Belly!
    That sounds YUMMY, too! I have never made biscuits and it is next on the list after the pie dough…I’m thinkin of perfectin em for Easter.

    Reply

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