In the case of tiny parsley seedlings here and there, well, those are most likely growing from seed that was set last summer -- they are in the first year of their life cycle and can be harvested as needed all summer long.
Right now though, I'm highly motivated to use the second-year parsley before the party's over -- yesterday I gathered parsley, leaf lettuce and herbs to make this salad. I think it's one of the best salads ev-er. Plus it's so green and I'm craving green.
parsley salad: wash, dry and pinch from stems 2 cups of Italian parsley leaves. Into a bowl, add a handful of mixed salad greens and a few sprigs of mint, oregano, chives, etc.; then toss in a pinch of coarse salt, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a few teaspoons of fresh lemon juice -- one at a time. Top with fresh parmegiano or cheese of your choice.
How does your parsley grow?
Also posted at Food Renegade and Grain-Free Tuesdays over at helladelicious.
enjoy your salad and have a beautiful easterweekend.........ReplyDelete
Martine, thanks, and the very same to you! xoReplyDelete
Mines just been planted funny enough!ReplyDelete
Lyn -- I'm jealous, you got to work in the garden! It's raining here so I won't be out there for a few days now.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Love your parsley and garden experiences. thanks so much for sharing with us at Grain Free tuesdays. I have planted some parsley this year. I spent last week doing a lot of gardening stuff and am way behind in blogging, but the rain has stopped here and looks like the hot sun is finally out. I got quite sunburnt on the weekend--free vitamin D overload :)ReplyDelete
hellaD -- thanks! I love that you do Grain Free Tuesdays -- great way to find recipes that are bound to be good. I'm with ya' -- my shoulders are pretty red but dang it feels good!ReplyDelete