Well, summer is finally over. Here in SoCal, you wouldn't know it by the heat, but officially, it's over. This brings on a bag of mixed emotions for me. You see, I love summer. Long days, longer nights, great stuff flooding the farmers markets, a veritable wonderland for those of us who love to cook. However... with the throws of fall right around the corner, I am giddy with anticipation at the thought of breaking out the old Dutch oven, cranking up the oven and doing some of my favorite cooking. Fall and winter for me are the most creative times for me when it comes to cooking. Bring on the roasts, shanks, and heavy soups!
So, in saying goodbye to summer I leave you with a last summer salad.
This lovely salad is an array of wild mixed greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes, some beautiful edible flowers and some tangy...creamy blue cheese. Simple, yet delightfully delicious.