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Flower Salads For May Day

By Macki West |

I fondly remember May Day (May 1st) celebration in the 5th grade. The entire  5th grade class spent weeks learning a dance known as the Maypole Dance. Someone stands up as tall metal pole with several long ribbons attached to the top. Each kid grabs the other end of the ribbon and dances around the pole until it is wrapped top-to-bottom . It was such a big deal my mom bought me a new dress at Sears. And there were flowers everywhere, even in my hair. In the morning, before the dance, we picked flowers in the neighborhood yards and adjacent fields (I grew up in Ashland, Oregon), placed then on neighbors’ doorsteps, rang the bell and ran. May Day was, and is, one my favorite days of the year. We don’t break out the pole dance too often but we do secretly place flowers on the doorsteps of neighbors and friends.  This year, in honor of May Day, I’m creating a lovely flower-filled salad. Keep reading for inspiring recipes…

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Flower Salads For May Day

Microleave & Edible Flower Salad

Microleave cracks me up, it's a fancy name for small lettuce. At least it makes for a lovely salad mixed with flowers.
Get the recipe for microleave & edible flower salad at My Cooking Hut

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Macki West

Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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