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!