Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lettuce eat well now













We had some guests for dinner the other night and they asked where I got my lettuce greens.

If you have been following my rants, you would have seen my last month posting of one of my lettuce boxes.

Fresh greens with a basic vinaigrette is a simple yet elegant dish.

No this blog is not a cooking blog just a mishmash of information , you know.

What you can do is get something fresh, affordable and not have to put up with mediocre lettuce from the mercado.

I have tired shopping every day at the mercado and have yet to see fresh greens that are not half wilted.

Mexicans are not to keen on salads, or weeds as they call them. WalMart in Morelia occasionally has some half way decent Romaine, but depending on the deleiver day, good luck.

So why not grow your own, you may like it.

Reading other residents around, many enjoy the benefits of gardening. So you might as well toss some seeds in the ground and reap your lunch or dinner salad......

The photos above are the growth in about a month. The lettuce you see is Romaine, and when you pick them at this stage, the leaves are tender and absolutely delicious!

10 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

What gorgeous greens you have!!! I'm always jealous of those with blossoming gardens, mostly because I was born without a green thumb. But seeing those salad greens, makes me want to plant my own! Plus it would be nice to eat some other lettuce that isn't iceberg.

Constantino said...

Once you grow your own Leslie, you will see how nice the salads can be! Especially here in Mexico everything grows so well. Just be sure to buy good seeds. I purchase my seeds by the ounce in the states when we go up there at farm supply stores. You get enough seed for years and enough to share with lots of people for 4 bucks instead of the 200 seeds in the little envelope for 2 bucks. Have fun, I also grow Arugula which is really good too!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

I 2nd the jealous angle! Looks so yummy!

Constantino said...

If I can grow it, anyone can grow it!

ac said...

nothin' like homegrown veggies.
How are the jitomates from the mercado?

Bob Mrotek said...

"Mr. Lucky", that's my brand. Three heart of Romaine in every plastic bag. Just dump on plenty of salad dressing and you'll never know the difference :)

Constantino said...

There is something about wilty brown leaves that no voulume of salad dressing will cure, besides take a look at the bad things in bottled dressing. 2 or 3 spoons of the dressing have as many calories as a 6 oz steak.
I'll take the steak any day.....

jennifer rose said...

What kind of seeds do you have to trade in exchange for yellow pear tomato seed?

Nancy said...

I was a big gardener when we lived in Washington State but I think it is too hot to germinate lettuce here I think. It was always a spring crop in the north, and I don't think I ever have that kind of spring like weather here in Mazatlan. Drat!

Felipe said...

Superama in Morelia has long had quite a good selection of lettuce, but over the last couple of weeks, they seem to have vanished.