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The Five Families of Lettuce

Butterhead – My runner-up for favorite Lettuce has an astounding ability to take a simple salad to new, elegant heights. It also is a perfect wrapper for sautéed veggies or even sliced avocado. Butterhead’s characteristics are loose, sort of flat leaves and its shape is like a flower. The leaves are delicate, so be careful when you wash them and please, never put a knife to them. Tear gently. The family members are Boston, Bibb, Limestone and sometimes Batavia – […]