Saturday, July 6, 2013

Strawberry Spinach Salad

It's the morning of my first day of summer vacation and I am giddy with excitement.

There I said it, summer!

In Trinidad some people assume that you are being silly to call the July/August long vacation, summer. We don't have four seasons like the temperate zone countries. So technically we don't have summer. It's perpetually warm here. What we do have is a period of more rain, then a couple months of scarcely any rain.


In my mind it's not about the technicalities. Summer for me is more a state of mind than the actual change in weather patterns.

Summer is about sleeping in. Booyah! I don't have to hustle the kids out of the bed in the predawn darkness to get them ready for school.

Summer is about time.....and having lots of it. So much time that I am sure that I will eventually get bored. I look forward to ignoring mile long to-do lists and getting bored. I can't remember the last time I even had time to get bored. 

Bring it!

Summer is about slowing down.

That means there will be a lot less time in the kitchen and a lot more sandwiches and salads.....oh yeah and ice-cream and pennacools cause those are perfectly acceptable meal substitutes during summer. 

This strawberry spinach salad is a particular favourite of mine and it is one that I sometimes eat on it's own as a light dinner.

So tell me what does summer mean to you? 

For those of you still seriously opposed to the word summer, I wish you a happy Rainy Season! 

See now, that doesn't evoke quite the same sentiments as wishing you a happy summer does it?

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Plain or candied walnuts
herbed or plain feta cheese
strawberries ( sliced)
spinach leaves (washed)
Italian dressing to serve

So I am taking the easy way out here and assuming you don't need directions to make this salad. It is after all the first day of my vacation and I am feeling rather lazy. Even blogging, as much as I love it, feels like work right now.


  1. The salad is quick to prepare and quite nutritious. It looks so fresh and delicious that I just want to dig my fork in it!!

  2. Strawberries and spinach are both in season here! What a irresistible salad, bursting with flavor and easy to prepare!

  3. I know...Florida is the same! Plus....we always visit the Caribbean every August! One would think we'd go north!
    Nice salad with those pretty berries !

  4. Que bueno el verano aquí es invierno su ensalada está muy original y saludable,saludos y abrazos.

  5. I say bring on the BORED! Woot-Woot.

    Beautiful salad on a perpetually warm day.


  6. This is one of my absolute faavorites...YUM! Pretty AND delicious =)

  7. A beautiful salad! What wonderful flavors. I love that combination.



  8. I agree 100%- Summer is all about how you celebrate it, not what the weather is like! This salad is perfect summer food alright... A celebration of simple, fresh ingredients, presented in all their glory. Those vibrant colors alone are enticing enough to prepare it.

  9. this is a simple salad but it has exactly everything it needs!

  10. So summery!! Love all the beautiful colors :)