In all I found it quite satisfying to be able to go out to the garden and get lettuce and/or spinach for a salad. I just recently enjoyed the broccoli. Did it taste better than store bought? I like to think it did!
Here is a really nice recipe I found for warm beet salad in a book titled Cooking for Madam by Marta Sgulin. Marta first came to the U.S. as nanny to the Kennedy children in 1969 but stayed with Jackie until her death cooking daily and helping with all kinds of special functions.
*boil 5-6 beets in water to just cooked, cool enough to peel (skins slip right off) then julienne.
*make a dressing of 2 t. sugar and 1 1/2 T. Balsamic vinegar. Toss beets in dressing with salt to taste.
Very tasty indeed! No wonder Jackie asked Marta to stay on and cook for her.