Thursday, June 30, 2011

Before and After

From the City...

Our dinner: before and after

Much to my surprise, my little balcony has provided the ideal growing condition for my greens. I can't seem to keep up with them! Which is pretty great cause Sime and I are now eating at least a salad a day. Sadly, my other little plant babies aren't doing so hot. Something is eating its way through my basil, my tomato looks sad and my herbs are protesting living/growing in Toronto by simply not doing anything. They are the exact same size as the day that I planted them.

I pillaged my sad little basil plants to make this salad dressing. It's really gooooooood.

bunch of basil
about a tbsp of honey
about a tbsp of dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
a good splash of balsamic vinegar
salt / pepper to taste.

I pureed the whole mess in my food processor, dumped it on my greens and then ate my balcony salad on my balcony. Our own version of eating local.


  1. Mmm, going to try that dressing tonight for dinner.

  2. oh my balcony's been my new best friend this year. your balcony and mine should be friends, really. she would totally share with you some of her basil :)


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