Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mosaic Monday ~Garden Show and a Spring Salad

For my mosaic this week I'm sharing a few images from the garden show I went to last weekend up in Seattle. It was really fun this year since the theme was "Once Upon a Time". I'll be showing some more pics soon, so this is just a preview.

Go take a look at all of the other mosaics at Little Red House.

All that forced spring has been making me crave spring time food like salads. This weekend I threw together a tasty one with some things I had one hand. Baby spinach, mushrooms, red onions, bacon and sliced strawberries.

I wanted something light for the dressing and had just the thing to use as the base.

These blood oranges are so red they are almost black. The juice was beautiful red though.

I also recently bought this garlic flavored vinegar and thought it would go well with the other ingredients.

For the Dressing:

Juice from 1/2 lemon
Juice from 1 blood orange
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablepoon Roasted Garlic rice vinegar
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Whisk all together! Pour over your yummy salad. Eat!

I joining in at the Weekend Cooking Party at Beth Fish Reads. Check it out HERE.

I hope everyone will join in over at Cuisine Kathleen for her St. Patty's Day Blog Crawl on March 15th. I bet she will even pen a poem for the occasion or maybe a Limerick!

I also want to invite you to take the Great Cooking Magazine Challenge again this month here at Kitchen Bouquet. Magazine clippings and other saved recipes are fair game as well as recipes from your stacks of Cooking Magazines. The point of the challenge is to try something new and make use of those saved scraps and mags. The challenge will be up Sunday March 2oth. Can't wait to see what you make! Check out some of the older challenges HERE.


Beth F said...

Flower shows already?? We had about 8 inches of snow since yesterday and it's still falling!!

What a wonderful spring salad. I just love strawberries and spinach. Your dressing, however, is awesome. I cannot wait to try it. I'll have to look for garlic rice vinegar or make my own.

I'm so glad you joined in with weekend cooking --hope to see more from you in the future.

Ohhhhh, and I'm definitely going to check out the Great Cooking Magazine Challenge -- Lord knows I have a zillion clippings and stacks of magazines.

Why I garden... said...

Very beautiful photos from the show, so creative and inspiring. Must have rubbed off on you as your salad looks fab! By the way, your choc chip scones look superb!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful mosaic, Suzy! Looking forward to seeing more from the show! Delicious looking salad, too, the strawberries have been so good lately!

Definitely up for your challenge!

Carol at Serendipity said...


Love the mosaic but I really love the salad. The dressing sounds wonderful! I will look for blood oranges at the market this week.


Katerina said...

The flowers are gorgeous as always and the salad is very refreshing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I can't wait to see more photos of the flower show! We are still cold and snow-covered here :( I love strawberries and spinach together and what a great choice for a dressing!

Foley said...

Had to enlarge the mosaic so I could get a really good look! White tulips a the little spade in the one photo w/ the mini sprouts.

Spinach and strawberry salad is a "go-to" in summer..need to try your dressing..usually I just do a poppy seed.

Marigene said...

I am waiting for my flowers to look like those...another month or so!
The salad looks divine...

Debbie said...

Love the garden show mosaic! Looking forward to seeing more from the show! I didn't get to the Philadephia Show this year, but I have a link to it from a blogger friend. Delicious looking salad, and I need to get some strawberries.

I'm up for the challenge on March 20th!

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