Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

Fresh herbs spark up a salad; spring blooms add color to life

Today was such an exhausting one that supper had to be easy. Neither of us wanted anything fancy, so we started with salads. As I reached for the dried herbs, it occurred to me that I should check the herb garden first. And there it was. Just what we needed to elevate our salads from the plain old ordinary to WOW! Nothing flavors a salad of spinach, romaine, and peppers better than a handful of fresh lovage, oregano and chives. I passed on the parsley because it’s just beginning to pop out.

We added grilled “unusual” cheese (Fred) and egg in a basket (me), and finished up with chocolate fat free ice cream. Thus fortified, the dog and I took off for a trek around the yard to photograph some of our favorite early spring bloomers.

What’s blooming in your garden?



Dusty mauve of the hellebore

Ice cube tulips


Primroses just peeking out

Miniature daffodils

Grape hyacinths