Nesting ~ Sesame Tofu Salad

Red Romaine

I added some pea shoots and blossoms and a tiny pea pod to my salad. The peas were blunted by our bipolar weather this spring, but I’ll still get to enjoy them this way!

Yesterday we had a drab, rainy kind of day. A day for staying in and tidying up or working on inside projects. My project for the day was cleaning up my sewing kit and hemming a pair of old cutoff khakis for shorts. My project was small in comparison to the little mama wren tending eggs in her nest in the planter on my deck.

sparrow's nest

I saw the wrens building the nest last week but hadn’t seen any activity for several days so I thought they had abandoned it. Wrong! I went out to clip some lettuce from the planter and got my hand “wing-smacked” by the little mama bird!

She is nesting in the planter and I must have scared the daylight out of her. Other birds in the yard started squawking at me so I hurriedly moved to a different planter for my lettuce and got out of there!

The weather made me crave eating something with bright colors and fresh flavors. All the veggies from my Sesame Tofu & Veggies were gone but I still had plenty of tofu left. What to do? Sesame Tofu Salad!

I just tossed the tofu with some grated fresh carrot and radish, added some fresh spinach and red romaine and topped the whole thing off with fresh cilantro. For the dressing, I stirred the leftover sesame sauce with a little rice vinegar and drizzled it over the top.

Sesame Tofu Salad

Now I’ve got to set up my tripod and get my camera ready to stake out the wrens!