One of my most (and least) endearing qualities is I can rarely sit still and do nothing, I am always talking or rushing around at 100 mph. I can sit still if I'm on holiday and have a good book in my hand but it's rare and in general I'm always doing something. I argue that it's because there's always something to do but others look on, exasperated wondering why I get up at 6am on a weekend. So on Saturday I'd visited a friend's house, done my shopping for the week, paid my mechanic for my car service and MOT, driven half an hour to see a potential desk for my study (sadly too big), got a couple of extra bits and bobs from the market and, as usual, succumbed to a few blogging "props" which I know I will rarely use because honestly I take photos of food on white plates nearly all the time.
On the way back, I realised it was nearly lunchtime (yes, really all of this in only a few hours) and started thinking on what to eat. I fancied some fruit and started thinking about strawberries. Sadly my home grown ones are still mostly green but I had a punnet in the fridge. Strawberries have a surprising affinity for good balsamic vinegar and by the time I got back home I'd paired these in my mind with deliciously green baby spinach and slightly bitter walnuts to balance the sweet and sour flavours with the fruit and dressing.
About 5 minutes later, I was sat in the sunshine in my garden stopping for, erm, at least 10 minutes tucking into this lovely salad.
Strawberry and Spinach Salad - Serves 1
2 handfuls of baby spinach, washed
1 large handful of strawberries, washed and hulled
1 small handful of walnuts, broken up
A drizzle of good quality balsamic vinegar
Wash the spinach and berries. Halve the strawberries and arrange on top of the spinach. Top with the walnuts.
Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
I've linked this up to recipe of the week.