Saturday, 28 May 2011

Meet this week's vegetables!

  • Grandpa Admire’s lettuce — An heirloom head lettuce named for a Civil War veteran, George Admire. His 90-year old granddaughter gave his lettuce seed to Seed Savers Exchange in 1977.
  • Baby bib lettuce
  • Spring onions
  • Easter egg radishes
  • Less babyish beets — We like to cut them length-wise, to get bit of beet and greens in every bite. The greens are delicious and very nutritious.
  • Arugula — We’re excited about our first arugula pickings of the season.  A salad green used since Roman times (the Romans though it was an aphrodisiac) with a slightly peppery taste. Mix it with your salad, delicious in sauces, or divine wilted over pasta or pizza. Arugula is high in Vitamins A and C
  • Parsley