A Really Good Salad

Sometimes you have to swan dive into the weekend. Punch your to-do list in the face. Friends inviting you out for a drink at midnight? You’re going. Hardware store has a sale on mason jars? You’re renting a car to take them home. Don’t even get me started on the Chemex coffee pot at the kitchen trinket store.

You’re going to paint your nails, pluck your eyebrows, sweep out under the bed, play the ukulele and dominate this weekend.

Wrestle with laziness until it lays there, panting, and before it gets back up for Round Two, it’s already Sunday night.

Boom.

Productive weekends always start with a light, delicious salad. You’ve graduated from plain old spinach, mesclun and, dare I say it, romaine. You’re in the major leagues now. You’ve got basil. You’ve got mint. And you’ve got sprouts. This salad is for big kids.

The best salads don’t need more than a sprinkling of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese and a spritz of fresh lemon juice.

Hello, Friday. Eat my shorts.

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