I recently caught up with someone I haven't seen in years, and after we talked for a while, she asked me, "Do you still post recipes on your blog?" I was shocked that she remembered that detail of my high-school years! It is true - recipes and food posts used to be a norm here on Claire's Corner, and have faded to the background during my college years.
Thanks to the reminder of old times from this dear friend, I present to you today a creation of my own that I think you will enjoy in these chilly months.
Usually, I associate salad more with summer, and fully embrace soups during the winter. Something has been different in 2017 so far though, and our family has wanted salads more than ever. With the shortened winter days and then some of the bitter cold we've had this past month, it has been refreshing to dive into a delicious green meal to remind us of warmer times.
Below, you will find a recipe for a winter salad based on in season ingredients we have in the grocery store. And here's my 2017 challenge for you - create your own green masterpieces using in-season ingredients. I promise the Lord won't let you down with the abundant creativity you'll find in the patterns, colors and textures of fruits and veggies.
Winter Arugula Fennel Salad
1/4 of a fennel bulb, shaved or diced
4 Radishes, thinly sliced
1 kiwi, thinly sliced
1/4 of an avocado
Dressing: equal parts olive oil and red wine vinegar, plus honey and salt and pepper to taste (optional: dill).
Thank you, DU for the inspiration for this post!