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A Change of Season Salad

Debra Redalia



It’s only mid-November, but in Nature, it’s already winter. Though our calendar says Winter Solstice, December 21, is “the first day of winter,” Actually, winter began last Sunday on 8 November and Winter Solstice is the middle of winter, the very darkest days of the year.

And I see this in my farmer’s market. No more fresh figs until next summer, and the pomegranates are coming in.

So a made a salad to celebrate the change of season, with two kinds of lettuce topped with brown rice and marrowfat beans, green onions and green olives, and a generous handful of pomegranates on top. The dressing was a mix of white balsamic vinegar, honey mustard, and star thistle honey.

The sweetness of the pomegranate against the salty, tangy green online was wonderful. We’ll be having exactly this salad again this week.

This is the joy of eating from the farmer’s market. Every season brings new combinations and new delights.