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Lunch ... fresh from the garden


Sunday, January 05, 2014

Today, I picked my lunch fresh from the garden. The one on my dining room table!

Isn't it gorgeous?!

I've been eating "living lettuce" all summer, but didn't realize until I'd lost far too many heads that I can extend the life of my lettuce that I buy each week from the CSA farmer by putting it in a bit of water and letting it sit on the table! The lettuce can last this way up to 4 weeks!

This week, he provided me with red oak, green oak, bibb, and romaine along with some lovely spinach. So today's salad looked like this ...

Romaine and spinach topped with hemp hearts, walnuts, blueberries, some raspberry white balsamic vinegar and just a splash of olive oil. YUMMM!

Happy, healthy eating!
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MARILYNROBERT 1/31/2014 5:21PM

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CARRIELYN56 1/16/2014 5:48AM

    yum!

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CATRIPL 1/14/2014 1:20PM

  Thanks for the tip!


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GEORGE815 1/9/2014 7:59PM

    Happy healthy eating to you to!

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DIANESAV3 1/6/2014 9:15PM

    Thank you for sharing.

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SNOWYOGA 1/6/2014 8:28PM

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/5/2014 8:48PM

    Thanks for an awesome tip that I didn't know! Your salad looks yummy!

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BARBARAROSE54 1/5/2014 6:38PM

    emoticon this is great info.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/5/2014 6:32PM

    Interesting! I've seen people put herbs in water to keep them fresher, but I didn't realize you could do that with lettuce too. Cool! Your salad looks delicious.



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JELLI-LEAN 1/5/2014 6:02PM

    Looks delish!

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LADYHAWKES 1/5/2014 5:58PM

    Beautiful and yummy

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TERMITEMOM 1/5/2014 5:33PM

    It can last 4 weeks? WOW!!! Thanks, I will do it. Bib lettuce is my favorite, along with watercress.

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COLLEENROSTE 1/5/2014 4:00PM

    Looks fantastic. And makes me a little envious. My brown thumb just doesn't get results that come close to that

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VEGIBIKER 1/5/2014 3:22PM

    What a great tip for extending the life of lettuce!! Thanks!

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REGILIEH 1/5/2014 3:19PM

    WOW!!!! emoticon

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KATHYJO56 1/5/2014 3:08PM

    Thank you, Cathy. I just learned something new and yes, your lunch looks absolutely gorgeous!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/5/2014 3:08PM

    That looks delish!!!! emoticon

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NANFACEMIRE1 1/5/2014 3:03PM

    Cathy, looks good. you mean you can keep the lettuce on the table all of this time or do you put in fridge after the water goes through it. What was the white crumbly on your salad? If you leave on the table, you better not leave a chair that Asher can climb into and eat it. lol
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LAC936 1/5/2014 2:55PM

    Yum; healthy start to New Year!

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PAMAPPLE 1/5/2014 2:33PM

    Great idea, Cathy! I, also, heard that it will last longer if lettuce is put in the refrigerator in a bowl of water.

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JACKIE15108 1/5/2014 1:50PM

    How wonderful to have fresh lettuce! You're in the sounthern hemisphere???

enjoy!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/5/2014 1:35PM

    Yummy

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A_SIZE6 1/5/2014 12:51PM

    yummy on the lettuce. I am going to be starting a new eating plan with veggies and fruit to as well.

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BEABERT 1/5/2014 12:48PM

    Never knew a little water could extend the life of lettuce. Thanks for sharing!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 1/5/2014 12:46PM

    emoticon Looks delicious emoticon

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MSNAPPY 1/5/2014 12:39PM

  Looks fantastic, going to try the tip with the water. Thank you.

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ANNETTE117 1/5/2014 12:37PM

    Looks delicious, Cathy. Thanks for the tip on lettuce.

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GRAMMY7070 1/5/2014 12:37PM

    Wow! That's an awesome tip to preserve the lettuce. Money saving is a plus nowadays. Thanks

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