Salad Days

129twigandvine, salad days, photo © Sue Schlabach

Between thunderstorms we’re celebrating the salad days of summer. The thunderstorms have been a daily occurrence.

No swimming in the river to beat the heat. {But Paul’s watermelon cocktail on July Fourth was a good idea.}

And salad.

The row of mixed lettuces of lime, purple, burgundy and viridian is thriving in these wet days. Spells of intense sun and heat help the tomatoes along, but the spinach bolted last weekend. Still, the lettuce goes on. I keep thinking I’ll soon wake to a withered mess.

Then the chickens will get a feast.129twigandvine, watermelon cocktails, photo © Sue Schlabach129twigandvine_cherry_tomatoes © Sue Schlabach


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July 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

really good looking salad

Kate Georgereply
July 11, 2013 at 11:24 am

I can’t remember a summer with so many storms. I’m sprouting mushrooms!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm
– In reply to: Kate George

Seriously!! Moss behind my ears….

Lori O.reply
July 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I love the bright nasturtium in the salad!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm
– In reply to: Lori O.

Can’t resist nasturtiums for summer eating! xox

Seattle Foodshedreply
July 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Love your photos. And is that where the phrase ‘salad days’ came from? Interesting. Love a nice watermelon cocktail, too!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm
– In reply to: Seattle Foodshed

I just had the term ‘salad days’ epiphany this year. I assume that it’s derived from the early harvests while waiting for bigger sustenance crops. Be well!

Hats and Horsesreply
July 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I MUST have a salad tonight after your wonderful enticing blog! Beautiful images… Thank you!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 11, 2013 at 8:20 pm
– In reply to: Hats and Horses

I hope you had a great salad. Ours had grated beets, fresh peas and slivers of peppers.

July 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Try this one: Watermelon, feta cheese, cucumber with a lemon, oil and salt Dressing. It is G O R G E O U S ! It tastes so good and I could eat it all summer Long 🙂

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm
– In reply to: doreensblog

I will try it! I have most of those things. Have you ever flash-sauteed watermelon for salad? Sounds strange, but is really tasty! Take care.

July 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh wow, I had to translate “flash-sauté” and even look the German word up in the dictionnary 😉 but now I got it and it sounds so super strange but I will defenatly try it the next time!

July 15, 2013 at 2:14 am

Reblogged this on Adithya Entertainment.

July 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

you make pictures of a salad look like a garden — so pretty!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 20, 2013 at 10:43 am
– In reply to: apartmentwife

I only wish the garden always looked as beautiful as this salad did! Thunderstorms are reeking havok out there. Thanks for the compliment!

July 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Your salad days shots are so very healthy and appealing looking. I grow nasturtiums for salads, too. So peppery and yummy!

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
July 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm
– In reply to: ginnytalbert

Thanks! I just weeded the row of nasturtiums. I love the pepper taste and the jewel colors. Happy gardening!

August 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I could eat only salad and watermelon during the summer!!
kisses from Italy

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
August 4, 2013 at 8:59 am
– In reply to: federicaferrarese

Me too!!! Vermont kisses coming back to you!

Karen Loganreply
September 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

This is gorgeous!

September 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Oodles of succulence wrapped up with your own inimitable style. Gorgeous.

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
September 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm
– In reply to: Rachael


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