First off…  Do you have ANY idea how wonderful a grilled spring onion tastes?!?   All I can say is WOW!  So sweet, so mild, so unbelievably tasty.  Can you tell I really liked them?!?  Yumlicious!

The weather is absolutely perfect right now…  Thank the stars for wireless networks and laptop computers!  It’s definitely too nice to be indoors.

And with weather like this, you just have to grill and/or eat salads.  It’s a rule.  A good rule, I might add (since I’m such a non-rule follower most of the time)!

Underneath that huge plate of food is a bed of arugula.  Topped with:

  • The aforementioned grilled spring onions
  • grilled peppercorn pork tenderloin
  • grilled zucchini
  • sliced baratta
  • feta
  • oil-cured olives
  • thin-sliced cucumber
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • grape tomatoes
  • alfalfa sprouts

And topped with a vinaigrette made with:

  • Spanish olive oil
  • 15 year old balsamic
  • fresh basil
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh mint
  • fresh parsley
  • garlic  cloves
  • salt and pepper

The cheese got nice and soft under the pork tenderloin.  The strawberries and blackberries contrasted with the feta and the onions.  The olives added saltiness.  It was a total taste-sensation.  And cleanup was a snap!

We have cupcakes for dessert…..