Summer Salad (Okay, Spring)

The farmer’s market is open now, and we’re in heaven. I’ve been eating a lot of salad. I would say “we,” but Charlie just eats lettuce, and I maintain it isn’t salad if it only has one thing in it. Here’s what I have:

SummerSaladI have lettuce, asparagus, snow peas, orange sweet peppers, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, and capers. I didn’t get it all at the farmers’ market, o’ course, but THAT’S NOT THE POINT.

A little blob of blue cheese dressing and I’m good to go.

So why am I still fat? Eh? Answer me that.

Ah, well.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character and someone else disagree over a definition.



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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. dan antion

    June 15, 2016 at 9:35am

    Our favorite farm stand opened last weekend. They only had peas and strawberries, but we shopped and came away happy.

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      Marian Allen

      June 15, 2016 at 10:37am

      Oooo, strawberries! We haven’t had any local strawberries! Our folks have had radishes, green onions, garlic, several kinds of lettuce, kale, endive, snow peas, several kinds of summer squash, and eggs. Yum!!

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  2. Jane

    June 15, 2016 at 11:08am

    Um um, FOOD!

    LOVE salads. HATE cleaning off the components. Just how long SHOULD I be standing there at the sink holding lettuce under running water??? Huh? And kale? All those little curly leaves, where the curly parts have curly parts?

    You even have to rinse off MEAT now! I’m not kidding.

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      Marian Allen

      June 15, 2016 at 2:38pm

      I know, right? ~sigh~ But at least it doesn’t take me long to cut stuff up anymore. Because for why? Because for some wonderful person bought me a set of good knives, that is because for why! šŸ˜€

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  3. Joey

    June 15, 2016 at 1:05pm

    Yum! I haven’t put capers in my salad before. I think that’s a thing to do! šŸ™‚

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  4. Elaine

    July 3, 2017 at 11:59am

    I have had multiple “arguments” with my husband about how a well made salad can be a meal! Of course you won’t see the fun in salad if you’re only eating lettuce, but if you think outside the box salads can be a lot of fun. I especially love making summer salads with lots of colorful fruits and a nice light and refreshing dressing. A fruit-filled salad can definitely hit the spot during our hot Texas summers.

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      Marian Allen

      July 3, 2017 at 5:41pm

      Mmm, yes, I love salad with fruit in! Charlie actually PREFERS just lettuce, but I’ve come to like complex and colorful ones, with a range of textures.

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