Whether you are eating for one or have a family of four getting back in the kitchen can be simple, savory, nutritious, and incredibly edible!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Have you ever considered taking some seeds, a little dirt, water, and lots of love to grow your own lettuce? Lettuce is a great winter crop throughout the South and the West. It also has to be one of the simplest things to grow, too! Once you plant your seeds, and the leaves begin to grow you can simply cut off the ones you want and leave the rest to grow. I cut them at the base and leave the root in the ground, and wait for next week when I have a new batch!! They definitely grow fast and produce a lot. Growing lettuce yourself not only saves you money, it also alleviates part of the concerns with foodborne illness (see previous post). Here's my batch from tonight...
Looking back, most of my fondest memories are accompanied by fabulous food, family, and friends. As a dietitian, wife, and athlete my thoughts constantly revolve around food. This blog is meant to share some of my "edible thoughts" on ways to save time, create quick treats, balance the scales of life, and focus on health. I hope you find something tasty to chew on!