Radish Salad with Honey Mustard Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

I woke up this morning, after a weekend spent outside in the sunshine with this lovely lady, to a pile of falling snow. I just wanted to curl up and go back to sleep until spring decides to show up.

have unrealistic expectations of this month, given its history. My sisters birthday is the first day of spring, and mine follows two days after. Without fail we have always had snow storms or freezing rain as we celebrate our them together. Why did I think this year would be different? I'll have to blame it on the frequency of snow piling up this year. Robert and my trip to Paris at the end of the month is looking better than ever.

And on that note of snowstorms, here's a radish salad to feast your eyes on! It's about time for something overwhelmingly green and fresh, I don't really care if the temperature suggests otherwise. Radishes make their way into our meals about now. We've had them at our Easter get togethers in the past. They're an easy addition for any springtime meal.

This salad is quick to throw together, and I'd suggest having some butter and sea salt close by for the radish slices. This salad is quick to throw together, and I'd suggest having some butter and sea salt close by for any extra radish slices.

Radish Salad
1 head little gem lettuce (bibb lettuce also works)
1 head frisee lettuce
1 large bunch radishes, washed, trimmed, greens  removed
Honey mustard poppy seed vinaigrette (recipe to follow)

Using a mandoline or very sharp knife, slice radishes paper thin. To serve, toss lettuce leaves with dressing. Top with radishes.

Honey Mustard Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
2 tbs dijon mustard
1 tbs honey
1 tbs champagne vinegar
3 tbs olive oil
1 small shallot, minced
2 tsp poppy seed
salt and pepper to taste

In a small, nonreactive bowl, whisk to combine all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.