Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tonight's Salad

It's been raining here all day and much of the thick snow cover has been washed away.. exposing some of my long-buried salad greens! Here is some mache, also known as corn salad or lamb's lettuce. I harvest the rosettes and serve them whole sprinkled with just a little lemon juice and olive oil. The spoon-shaped leaves are very tender and slightly nutty - a nice treat from the garden in late January. Although I usually plant mache under cover in early autumn - in cold frames or mini-hoop houses, these have been growing with no protection at all - shows you how cold-tolerant mache really is!

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