Despite the photos on national news of fifty inch snowfalls in our Rocky Mountains, and wicked blizzards on our Eastern plains, Denver has enjoyed many beautiful sunny days throughout the Winter months. Shhh…don’t tell everyone, our housing market is already stressed due to everyone wanting to live here. Even with those Chamber of Commerce days, as predicted, this time of year finds me wishing for the grass to green and the trees to leaf.
How about a lovely Spring salad to remind us that brighter landscape colors are just around the corner? Delicate butter lettuce, creamy avocado and hearts of palm is just the salad to shake off those Winter blues. Add a crunch of toasted walnuts and red onion, a delicate dressing of lemon and olive oil and you’ll be dreaming of flip flops in no time. Just as the name would suggest hearts of palm are the inner part, or heart of the stem of the cabbage palm tree. They have a delicate and tropical flavor. And if you don’t have a cabbage palm in your front yard, you can easily grab a can at the supermarket and enjoy this delicacy any time.
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