Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare Even though there has been a chill in the morning air, I witnessed subtle shades of green appearing in nature on my morning commute. I will never take the promise of spring for granted. After a long winter it feels like my responsibility to … More Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

Broccoli & Zucchini Jar Salads with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

“We need space to be productive, we need places to go to be free.” ― Laure Lacornette My promise to you, and myself, is that this post will be short and to the point. My weekend to-do list is lengthy and I have many new and healthy recipes to share. Since I started posting Mason … More Broccoli & Zucchini Jar Salads with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

Paradise in a Jar Salad with Blueberry Lemon Dressing

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Maybe I am in denial. Yet, a little denial cannot hurt, right? A blissful week off for spring break stretches before me and I am enjoying every moment … More Paradise in a Jar Salad with Blueberry Lemon Dressing

Summon Spring Jarred Salads with Asparagus, Strawberries, and Pineapple Vinaigrette

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”  ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Even though I try to be the kind of person who views the glass as half full and presses my heart full of optimism, believe me when I say that I am giving winter the evil eye. Yes, I live in the Upper … More Summon Spring Jarred Salads with Asparagus, Strawberries, and Pineapple Vinaigrette

Apple-a-Day Mason Jar Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

“This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight; The trees glittered with the tumbling of leaves; The sidewalks shone like alleys of dropped maple leaves, And the houses ran along them laughing out of square, open windows.” ~Amy Lowell The first day of fall. Transition. We have arrived at the half-way point of … More Apple-a-Day Mason Jar Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Glowing Green Mason Jar Salads with Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing

“Your hands hold roses always in a way that says They are not only yours; the beautiful changes In such kind ways, Wishing ever to sunder Things and things’ selves for a second finding, to lose For a moment all that it touches back to wonder.” ~Richard Wilbur (from The Beautiful Changes) The leaves in … More Glowing Green Mason Jar Salads with Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing

Roasted Beet, Mango, and Blueberry Salad with Orange Dill Dressing ~ Plated or Layered in a Jar

Dill is an annual herb whose fragrant, delicate-tasting leaves, also known as dillweed, will enhance a variety of your favorite foods. Yet dill brings as much to the landscape as it does to the palate. Its finely textured blue-green foliage grows on upright stalks of fountainous stems. In late spring, you may want to cut … More Roasted Beet, Mango, and Blueberry Salad with Orange Dill Dressing ~ Plated or Layered in a Jar