One of the things I love most about gardening is out ability to grow plenty of beautiful baby greens in a small area. These fresh picked leaves are fresher, sweeter, and healthier than anything you can find in a store and my kids eat with enthusiasm what they have helped grow.
Sometimes it felt like I was getting stuck in a routine with my salad dressings. I kept making the same two basic recipes. Then I ended up with a little leftover preserves and thought I would have a little fun infusing my dressing with the fresh fruity flavor. Though I used blueberry for this recipe, you could easily expand the idea by using other preserve flavors to create a diverse array of fruit infused flavors. Blackberry, strawberry, and marmalade are all among the other varieties I have made. I have to warn you too…these croutons are addictive! You may find yourself making them WITHOUT the salad to serve as an appetizer!