There is no green to be found anywhere outdoors in these parts right now, people. And so I've attempted to comfort my winter-weary self by coming up with some new green salads to enjoy in the warmth of my kitchen (while I half-laugh, half-cry at the frozen, browned stalks of kale I can still see peeking desperately through the snow mound that was once our vegetable garden. Don't give up, kale!!)
This winter salad is one I put together last week, when two of Matt's brothers (one of whom was visiting from Australia) joined us for a lovely family dinner. It makes good use of hearty vegetables and fruits that have a nice crunch to them even in winter, and the bright colours and varied flavours are appealing to both the eyes and taste buds.