Last week I had a lunch meeting with my friend Cassandra. She set a fine table and we ate alfresco on her back porch. I brought a salad of Black Seeded Simpson, Romaine lettuce, Rouge d’Hiver and tender pea shoots. Fresh chunks of feta cheese, pita bread, hummus, and poppy seed dressing accompanied the meal. Delicious food certainly makes a meeting lots more fun.

I harvested our salad this morning from one of my garden beds. These winter sowed lettuces I planted late October 2011 are still being consumed today. Amazing that these plants have been in the ground for 6+ months. This 12’ salad bed provided food for our family, friends, and to some who’ve lost their jobs.