We’ve been waiting for this day since we readied the soil in our garden plots and sewed the tiny seeds. That was six weeks ago while the air was still cold and raw. This morning was windy but warm when we grabbed our scissors and Henry the studio dog and walked down the towpath to the garden to clip the first tender lettuce and arugula leaves. Salad days have finally arrived. So today’s lunch is cold chicken and its gelée with asparagus vinaigrette crowned with our very own spring mix.