Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dreamy Sheds and a Spring Salad

I know what you're thinking. Sheds? Dreamy? Well, take a peek at these fancy sheds that have been converted to outdoor retreats!

This shed was converted into an outdoor family room!

This one is used as a potting shed
This is the garden plot next to the potting shed. The garden plot is used to test colour schemes. Gorgeous!

This is the inside of the potting shed. Adorable!

Not so much a shed but I loved this outdoor cabana. Heavenly!

So now you need something to take out to your converted shed, something light and springy. Perfect time for a spring salad!

~ 1/4 cup olive oil
~ 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest and 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
~ 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
~ 1 teaspoon sugar
~ Coarse salt and ground pepper

~ 2 heads Boston lettuce, cored and torn into bite-size pieces
~ 1 head radicchio, cored and torn into bite-size pieces
~ 4 scallions, thinly sliced
~ 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

Make vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest and juice, vinegar, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. (To store, refrigerate up to 3 days.)

When ready to serve salad, place lettuce, radicchio, scallions, and tomatoes in a large bowl; add vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

~ Recipe from Martha
~ Photos from