The official start…

So up comes the long weekend…Yippee!  Officially the “start of summer” for us Canadians!  Woohoo!

Time to pick out the summer annuals, the annual herbs and get the vegetable garden started–what to plant this year?  Keeping in mind we have bunnies galore–what would you suggest?

We have been contemplating adding in peas and green beans to the tomatoes, garlic and onions, and I think I may try my hand at container lettuce…I can only imagine how satisfying it will be to pick warm lettuce from containers on the porch and bring them in to the kitchen for a fresh salad, mmm!

Here is a great summer salad, when you have some of those heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil to eat up!

Bocconcini and Tomato Salad

1 container, small bocconcini mozzarella cheese balls in brine (in the deli dept), drained
1-2 tomatoes cut into chunks (or grape tomatoes or cherry….)
handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Balsamic vinaigrette:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic
S&P
1-2 tsp sugar or honey

Whisk together until emulsified.  Will keep in the fridge for weeks!


Toss all ingredients together and let marinate for at least a couple of hours.  Best served at room temperature.

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