Farmer’s Market Salad

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This salad was created after a trip to our local Farmer’s Market thus the title of the salad. That morning was full of adventures – tasting my first fig, shopping in a downpour, and running for the car with my husband.  The picture doesn’t do the beauty of the fig justice.

Farmers Market Salad

Farmers Market Salad
Gather your fresh ingredients and get ready to wake up the taste buds. I didn't include exact amounts of ingredients. You choose how much of each to put in.
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  1. Combo of (Romaine, Kale, Spring)
  2. Carrots, shredded
  3. Green Onions, sliced
  4. Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
  5. Cucumbers, sliced
  6. Figs, sliced
  7. Mango, slivered
  8. Avocado, chopped
  9. Salt
  10. Pepper
  11. Vinaigairette Dressing
  12. Raw Sunflower Seeds, if desired
  1. Place the greens, carrots, green onion, cherry tomatoes and cucumber into large bowl and dress with the vinaigrette.
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Place the figs, avocado and mango onto of the dressed greens.
  4. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.
  5. Serve with additional dressing if desired.
  1. Chicken can be added, if desired.
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Suggested Dressing Recipe – Note:  If you’d like the dressing a little sweeter add a small amount of any flavor of fruit spread


Rain - Farmers Market_n

As we paid for our last products we saw children giggling as they jumped into puddles.  The adults realizing that umbrellas were not going to be of any use began accepting the fact that they were going to get wet and smiles were exchanged.  With those smiles came knowledge that a moment was being shared; and we were not alone in our sogginess.  I think we often find ourselves in unexpected storms.  We are just going about our business and all of a sudden it starts to pour, our hair gets ruined and life is not what we planned.  We look for a way out or an explanation and there is none readily available or we deny it is raining at all.   And slowly we realize that our safety lies in the acceptance that we are indeed in the middle of a storm.  Because when that happens our eyes are open to the goodness that comes from stormy times:   they allow velveteen rabbit experiences and we become just a little more real – being real draws people to us, they allow our pace to slow down in a crazy busy world, they allow us to depend on others, and they challenge us to remember that storms don’t last forever and to keep hope alive.

“If you’re in the midst of waiting for a miracle or waiting for a dream to be realized, you probably feel helpless.  You may feel frustrated and grumpy or just plain old tired of waiting.  You may feel like the waiting is a waste of time as if you’re doing nothing….What you’re doing is allowing your hope to grow up.  And if you can’t be still and wait and hope, even when you have no reason to hope, you can’t become the person God created when He thought you into existence.  So no matter how it may seem, how frustrating and painful and pointless it may seem, your waiting does have a purpose.”  Pete Wilson – Waiting on God

‘Waiting is the in-between time.  It calls us to be in this moment, this season, without leaning so far into the future that we tear our roots from the present.  When we learn to wait, we experience where we are as what is truly substantial and precious in life.'”  Sue Monk Kidd