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Friday, July 2, 2010

The Salad in Insalata

Growing up, Insalata is what my mother and grandmother called our salad. And salads there will be on this holiday weekend. So why bring an ‘iffy potato salad’ or pack of greens with no pizzazz. Test the waters and add some spice and life to these ordinary dishes. There is no secret recipe here, just a few hints on making your dish a bit more creative. Dress up all your salads (pasta, potato or lettuce) with growies from your culinary garden or the local farmers markets. With the variety of greens and herbs available at this time of year, there is no excuse. Everyone has more to offer because things are a few weeks ahead of schedule. So get your taste buds off the couch and try something new! Erma Bombeck sums up our Fourth of July celebration best. “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” P.S. This will be the first year in our garden that we may actually have a ripe, full-fledged tomato (not a dinky cherry tomato) on the fourth of July! Yahoo. Now that is a reason to celebrate.

Image of Someone's Version of Potato Salad from the Internet
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