This is a blog about the pursuits of Naturalist Alan Russo to incorporate all things Natural, especially Plants, into his daily life. Living close to Nature has always been a passion of mine and I try, with natures help, to live a Healthy lifestyle for myself and for the Earth.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Salad

  I know, it's been awhile, a long while, and I apologize. Life often gets in the way of Living! I had a tough winter, but now that the Spring is here, things are getting better, and I have had some time to spend with the plants, but of course, not as much time as I would like too.
 I did make my first official wild Spring salad the other day. I say official because I have been nibbling here and there as I find patches of certain plants but have not had much time to put it all together into a salad. We had a cold Winter this year that lasted through the first week of April than over night went right into Summer. Of course I am referring to the Weather not the Astronomical Sun/Earth alignment. It literally went from the 20s and 40s to the mid 80s in two days! So, the early abundance we had last year took awhile to happen, but it is finally here.
 Today's salad consisted of Chickweed, Mustard Flowers, Violet Leaves and Flowers, Dandelion Leaves and Flowers, Cleavers, Thistle Leaves, Tulip Flowers, Queen Annes lace Leaves, Redbud Flowers and probably a few bugs of various kinds! I topped it with homemade apple vinegar with Field Garlic as a seasoning.
  A nice way to start off the season.


  1. Mmm sounds delicious! I've been meaning to make a wild salad... I had a green "juice" of blended cleavers and chickweed yesterday... wow, what a treat!!

    1. Hey Tiffany, it's been awhile, hope you are well. I check your blog every so often, seems like you are more into wool theses days than plants. hope to start seeing some plant posts soon.

  2. Ha! Yes, it is challenging to separate my interests sometimes... I promise that there will be plenty more plant posts to come since the green season is upon us. :) I always tell people that in the winter I do wool and in the summer I do plants.