Victory Garden

plant a victory garden. Our food is fighting. A garden will make your nations go further.

From a National Garden Bureau poster, circa 1939-1945

In wartime, patriotic families cultivated “Victory Gardens” to promote self-sufficiency and help the war effort.

Backyard Salad

4 c greens
1/4 c fresh dill
1/4 c fresh flat-leaf parsley
4 large basil leaves, rolled and thinly sliced
Juice from 1 lemon
1/4 c olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 c toasted walnuts
3/4 c crumbled feta
1 c fresh edible flowers; bachelor’s buttons, borage, calendulas, carnations, herb flowers, nasturtiums, pansies.

Toss salad and herbs in a large bowl; squeeze lemon juice over greens, season with olive oil, salt and pepper; toss. Add walnuts and feta, toss well; divide salad among for serving plates, top with flowers, serve.

from California bountiful



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