2015 Spring Garden Update & Wilted Spring Garden Salad Recipe
|Garden 2015 - May 6: Spring seedlings starting to grow; grass invading.|
In other good news, the vermin that had been stealing my peas before they sprouted did not find them this year! I think I will actually have a real pea harvest again this year -- hopefully beginning in a couple of weeks! This is also the second year of asparagus harvesting for me, and wow is it coming in!! We've eaten some with dinner a few times already, and I've about filled up a gallon size ziplock back with them. The radishes are coming in, too....which got me thinking...could I find a recipe that used both asparagus and radishes? I thought they might go nicely together in some sort of salad. I had plenty of greens. After a little bit of research, I decided to make up my own recipe using four spring garden treasures: asparagus, radishes, Swiss chard, and arugula/rocket.
Wilted Spring Garden Salad
- 1 cup Swiss chard, roughly chopped
- 1 cup of arugula / rocket, roughly chopped
- 10 asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced radishes
- 1/2 lb. bacon, chopped into pieces (or use bacon ends/pieces)
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Fresh ground pepper
|Are you achin'...yep yep yep...for some bacon...yep yep yep!|
|Fresh radishes and asparagus from the garden|
|Chopped Swiss chard and arugula, or rocket, as I now prefer to say!|
|Mmm...cooking in bacon grease. Doesn't get much better than that.|
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!