We’re getting ready to check out the Boulder Farmer’s Market this morning; we’ve heard they have everything from fresh produce to used bicycles for sale. What else do you need, really?? This area has an abundance of stores and markets that sell local fruits, vegetables, etc. But, when you can browse the tables outside on a gorgeous summer morning, get tasty samples, and look at bicis, that is not an experience to skip.
While we can buy local at various venues, you can’t beat the “backyard salad” we had on Wednesday night.
We showed up to the House, only to find everyone had already gathered outside in the backyard. Stepping through the gate, we found ourselves walking into toddlers, playsets, grass, gardens, picnic tables, flowers and new friends.
On the dinner buffet table: freshly baked bread, basil pesto pasta, and a mixed greens salad from the yard.
The backdrop of our dinner table provided the fixin’s:
Those gorgeous greens made up half of my plate; my salad has never had so much flavor. It was deliciously complemented by the pasta & soft bread. Bon appetit!
I plan on starting small, by growing a few herbs on our deck and starting with Basil. This salad garden won’t be far behind, if a backyard is in our near future. 😉
Do you grow any of your own produce or herbs?