Wednesday, 28 May 2014


About ten days after my final exam I realised it was time to admit I no longer had the excuse of "Arghhhh, STRESS!" to justify eating three tubs a tub of ice cream a week and a packet of midget jems every hour. (Honestly Sainsbury's, at least I can control my Percy Pigs addiction by not being able to afford them, 43p a packet is dangerous!) Fortunately the weather broke at just that second and there's something about salads and sunshine that works. It doesn't feel like a chore to eat them, on a sticky summer evening a big bowl of stodgy pasta is the last thing you want. I also work on a principle of It's really good for me... I can eat as much as I want, I'm sure there are circumstances under which this theory falls flat, but I've yet to discover them. Certainly not when it comes to lettuce.

Positive side effects include: it's really cheap, a family size bag of mixed leaf salad, 250g of cherry tomoatoes, a cucumber, some feta cheese. That plus whatever dressing type additions you already have in your fridge, lemon juice and olive oil are a classic for a reason and there's something about using balsamic vinegar that feels (middle) classy. Or maybe I just have low standards. My skin looks great, unless this turns out to be the fabled pregnancy glow, I'm putting it down to the salads.

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  1. Delicious! So simple to make and looks super tasty. I have started taking salads to work that don't look too dissimilar - mixed leafs, feta cheese, a shed load of cucumber and radishes. No tomatoes though - I'm afraid I've never been a fan!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. I totally agree about salads and sunshine! Salads just seem more satisfying and filling in the sun! (Although I could never give up Percy Pigs...Yum!) x

  3. I love salads, or basically anything with balsamic vinegar on!! yum! x