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May 11, 2012

Eating fresh...

Yes, I ♥ salad, but not every salad, there are lots of salads that are made with poor quality vegetables.  My favorite is fresh dark greens, maybe speckled, or red lettuce with avocado, lemon juice, cucumbers, feta, sunflower seeds, carrots, cucumber, maybe some cilantro, dill and tomato...with olive oil.

Our cilantro is flowering.  I cut some yesterday and put it in a bouquet to give to my little niece, Natalia, who turned 2.
I got a scroll saw when we lived in Georgia, and I love using it to cut things out of wood, to paint...
Hannah knit a little owl and sewed on buttons for eyes to give to Natalia.
My sister made a cookie, covered it with cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberries, kiwi and strawberries, instead of a cake...  Isn't it beautiful?

6 comments:

Anna said...

Your salad greens (and all the other colours!) look wonderful. What a lovely birthday you all made for Natalia :)

Anastasia said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Natalia! Your greens are looking so good!!! I love the little owl! That cookie looks so delicious!!! Please save a piece for me too!!! :)

mamashara said...

I'm a picky salad eater. When I was a teen I went through a weird phase of not wanting my food to touch on the plate! So now, even though I am over it, I still won't eat a salad that hasn't been prepared by me (or I have to have watched it being made) to ensure it hasn't touched any ingredients I don't like (like tomato...) Very weird.... ;)

Jeannette said...

Lovely post...The first time I grew cilantro I had also planted red bell peppers and tomatoes and had salsa in mind. Of course the cilantro had bolted long before anything else was ready!

Kelly said...

...aaaahhhh...the little owl your daughter knitted for your niece is adorable! Very creative... :-)

Michelle M. said...

Your family is so creative! The salad sounds lovely and the "cake" looks beautiful. Happy birthday to your niece!