Thursday, July 7, 2011
Fresh Garden Lettuce
So here's the deal; Nick sets his alarm for 5:30 am and then lets it go off until 6-ish when he gets out of bed. So I get up at 5:30 and start Breakfast, feed cats, and chickens. I read and have been told by a friend that I should pick my garden lettuce in the morning before it gets hot. Supposedly the lettuce is crispier because of the colder night temperature. I don't know about you but I haven't notice my leaf lettuce being crispy. Sometimes it's bitter and I find that if I leave it in the fridge over night it will be much better. I also cut some beat greens because I thought Nick really liked them in his salad or cooked. He said no it's mustard greens. Ugh! I didn't plant any of those! So now I have a gallon bag of fresh homegrown lettuce in the fridge. Let me tell you what it's nice to see and all but rather bland. I usually chop some onions and either add some store bought iceberg or some cabbage to mine to give it a bit of a crunch. Otherwise I see Nick eating his salad with long teeth and to be fair I can't say I blame him it's mushy and has a gross consistency (to me) without some crunch! I'd love some suggestions on what I can do to add some more crunch or pizazz to my salad? Oh, and I usually add some of my homemade salsa to the salad since we don't have ripe tomatos yet.