Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lettuce After Rain

Who is tired of hearing about my lettuce garden? Great - you all seem contented! I'll carry on. As I mentioned yesterday, it's been rather hot, humid and somehow dry here in Columbus for the past several days. Today, like in some book of old, the rains finally came. (I was a really big fan of all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, so bear with me.) These rains did wonders for my poor little lettuce. Where it used to be wilty and limp, today my dinner salad was full of crisp flavor. Even Prada, who has developed quite the taste for homegrown lettuce, asked for seconds. Yesterday she simply sniffed her leaves, looked at me in disgust and walked away.

Anyway, what I did with the lettuce is worth sharing:
2 cups of fresh lettuce
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tbsp honey
salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
olive oil
2 tbsp blue cheese crumbles
half green apple

Take the honey and put it with a small amount of water in a pot or pan. Add spices. When it boils, add walnuts, stir to coat. Take off heat after about 1 minute, let cool. Dress greens with small amount of olive oil. Add slightly warm walnuts. Sprinkle on blue cheese. Dice apple, place along sides. Enjoy.

This salad was very delicious with all the strong flavors. For those counting, it was 10 Weight Watchers points. I'm off for a walk now.


Mimi said...

That looks like a yummy recipe! I will try it for sure :)

I'm growing 1 cherry tomatoe plant (My family doesn't go wild over tomatoes, so one plant is enough), a few rows of green/purple/yellow bush beans and a variety of beets.

It's in the 90's here this week and my plants all seem to be happy thus far, we'll talk again in August when they are crispy! lol

Amy said...

Beets, huh? Haven't tried those yet. What will you do with them?

Mimi said...

I will boil them, until they are fork tender and slice them up. From there, I'll just eat them or included them in a salad. Plus, the beets tops are very nutritious, so i'll eat those in a salad as well :)