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Strawberry and Butter Lettuce Salad

Strawberry and Butter Lettuce Salad

Strawberry and Butter Lettuce Salad

It’s early May and what’s glorious is seeing the first of the spring and summer local fruit hitting the farm stands of South Jersey. There’s nothing like fresh spring strawberries, and I got an overflowing basket of them this morning from my nearest farmstand today. They had just been picked that morning. So what could be better for lunch than a strawberry salad, featuring the first pick of butter lettuce from my own garden? Tossed with toasted pine nuts, sliced onion, and a quick honey vinaigrette, it was just divine.

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I might be in need of a gardening intervention.

My bok choi seedlings, about a week since plantingI moved out of Philadelphia to South Jersey last summer, and one of the things I was looking forward to was finally having a chance to start gardening in earnest. Yes, I’d had an itty bitty backyard before, but very little ever grew well there – it was too shady for most of the vegetables and herbs I wanted to grow.

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