Summer Salad #1

Easy summer salad

This is a salad I made with some vegetables I had on hand and some herbs from the garden. When I cook, I rarely follow a recipe (unless it is for baking). The amounts are approximate.

Easy Summer Salad

2 – 3 large beefsteak tomatoes (can substitute more tomatoes if using a smaller variety such as Roma) cut into  1 inch chunks

1 large cumber, cut into  1 inch chunks

3-5 green onions, sliced, use some of the green and all the white parts

fresh parsley, finely chopped

garlic onion, (the mystery  plant that bloomed in my yard last year) finely chopped

cilantro, finely chopped

a few shakes of salt

a few splashes of vinegar

a few splashes of oil

Mix all the ingredients together. Let the salad sit for a bit so the flavors are stronger.


Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

If you’ve read my blog, you probably guessed that I am a bit gaga for gardening this summer. So far I have written about my garden bed and my berries. I also have some herbs growing in pots on my back deck. I planted parsley, sage, rosemary, (lemon) thyme, oregano, sage, cilantro, basil and mint. My spice cabinet always has dried herbs in it, but I think fresh herbs taste better, especially in the summer.

More herbs from the patio garden

I found this growing in my yard last summer. I dug it up because we built a fence built. Can you identify this mystery plant? I think it is garlic herb from the Allium family.

Do you have a favorite herb that you like to use when you cook?