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How to Choose and Store

Does organic make a difference? As a rule of thumb, I encourage clients to steer towards the most seasonal, local and organic ingredients because, quite frankly, they taste better than conventional, imported ingredients.  Admittedly, in many cases organics and conventional can be similar. However, with vegetables like lettuce, where water is the main component and soil is integrated into the leaves, organic is definitely your best choice. When you bring the lettuce home, keep it loosely wrapped in a plastic […]

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 – […]

July Edition: Lettuce!

It’s the height of summer and the perfect time to explore the season’s heavenly varieties of Lettuce! Greens are so vibrant and sweet right now that dressings are practically unnecessary.  Green salads are a main staple in my diet and something I encourage my friends and clients to embrace. Admittedly, I have cultivated a bit of a following for my salads and if I had to pick one thing that I make the best – well, that would be it. To me, a […]