My husband is making me window boxes. We'll have two in the front of the house and one in the back. I planted flowers in the liners a couple of weeks ago already so that the flowers wouldn't be delayed. In my back window box, I planted lettuce. Weird, I know. But for some reason I needed to grow pretty and delicious lettuce in that window box. And do you want to know what is really great? I can open up my kitchen window and cut myself some lettuce any old time I want to. (When those window boxes are done, that is).
Here is what I have planted in there:
I snipped off what I needed for dinner,
washed it in very cold water, drained it, and
made some dressing.
I went to the my herb garden and picked three different types of basil. The purple basil is called "Basil Red Rubin" and the smaller kind on the bottom is from a "Basil Minette" plant.
I sliced them up real nice.
I also picked two different types of mint: lemon mint and plain, old ordinary mint.
I sliced them up as well.
I added my herbs to the salad along with some blue cheese. I drizzled my dressing on top and
voila! Salad, anyone?
Here is my "recipe" for the dressing.
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
a pinch of sugar (or more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
freshly ground black pepper
Whisk in a bowl or shake in a jar the above ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat just before serving.