When I was growing up there were 2 kinds of salads served in summer as side dishes.
My mother grew ‘Black-Seeded Simpson’, which is a leaf lettuce (rather than a head lettuce). She always served it with a dressing she made with cider vinegar, sugar and cream.
She added a spoonful of minced onion and that was the salad.
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Fava beans are another spring vegetable, normally appearing about the same time as asparagus and early peas.
While asparagus is prolific in the markets, fava beans (and peas) are less plentiful. They are both more of an old-fashioned vegetable and are typically grown in the local farm gardens for the family.
Both are also a bit of work to prepare.. … Continue reading.....