Well, my love affair with raw kale salad continues. This time I’ve added some thinly sliced fennel, raspberries, red onion, and a sprinkle of hemp hearts. Perhaps an eclectic combination of flavors and textures, but definitely a good one. The golden vinaigrette is made with cold pressed flax seed oil and raw coconut vinegar.
August is quickly becoming one of my favorite months of the year. It bridges the gap between summer and fall. It is plentiful in fruit and vegetables of all kinds. That small purple onion came from a neighbor’s garden. I’m still not quite clear on how my daughter came to possess it. She came home after riding her scooter around the block with two purple onions in hand. Her stories are often amusing and we wonder if they are more fact or fiction. What I do know is that neighbor Wendy has a lovely garden and offered to share these onions with me through my little red-headed daughter. She was incredibly proud of herself, and into the salad one went. Fresh onions are awfully sweet and crisp – just what this salad needed.