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Monday, July 14, 2008

Doesn't it look delicious?

Beet Greens will be included in the lettuce and spinach bags this week. They are young, tender beet plants and you can eat the entire plant just like spinach or lettuce. If you want to cook your spinach, the beet greens can also be cooked. Give them a try, they are delicious!

There are two varieties of green lettuce this week: Salad Bowl and Black Seeded Simpson. Each bag will contain both varieties. To me, they both taste wonderful. They have that delicate flavor that just says "SUMMER"!!

The radishes have a bit of a bite to them, (not like grocery store or salad bar radishes)...but that's why we eat radishes!!!

Ahhhh, spinach! I think it is my favorite early garden vegetable. So versatile and packed full of vitamins and minerals. I had my nieces, nephews and sister here for spinach salads last week and the KIDS commented on how good the spinach tasted!!

***Just a note, the leafy greens (beet greens, lettuce and spinach) are NOT pre-washed! Please wash those items just before eating or preparing. Why aren't they washed? Because as soon as the leaves get wet (and don't have roots in the ground) they begin to break down. Before washing, your greens will stay fresh in the fridge for about a week. After washing, about two days. Why does the grocery store sell pre-washed produce? The varieties that the grocery stores sell are bred to have a long shelf life, not to taste fresh and delicious. What we give up in convienence, we more than make up for in TASTE!!!! So, please, wash your produce just before you eat or prepare it.

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