Thursday, June 30, 2011

salad days

It's HOT in Minneapolis today -- temps in the mid/upper 90s with a sticky, nasty, thick and soupy dewpoint of 70. Sigh. It's this part of summer that I'm just not a huge fan of. (Who is? I swear, I don't know a soul who enjoys hot and humid weather.)

Salad days are here, at least for the rest of this week -- my appetite tends to wane with the heat, and I don't dare tun on the oven to cook anything! Here's tonight's salad:

Local mixed baby greens, topped with local grape tomatoes, local fresh mozzarella, local basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and homemade croutons made from locally-baked bread, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This might look like a lot of croutons, but, well, I had a lot of leftover baguette to use up! :)

3 comments:

AikoVenus said...

Oh my goodness - those croutons and vegetables look so delicious! Makes me want to have my own little "bread salad" haha.

michelle {lively kitchen} said...

Um - if you don't like summer, don't come to Texas! You kick our tail when it comes to winter, but we get misery bragging rights in the summer.

Salad looks great!

Catherine said...

Michelle, you're funny! Did you know that we here in the Twin Cities had a day back in May where we were the second-hottest place in the WORLD??? :) Dig that prairie sun, remember?