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Cherokee Red Lettuce

Cherokee Red Lettuce is a floret type loose leaf lettuce. it has the nice feature of being a bit thicker leafed. Its beautiful, almost black magenta is a fabulous contrast to the bright orange of carrots and other colors.

Preparation Tips

Tear leaves into bits. Place in a bowl or sink of cool water swish a bit - but let debris sink to the bottom. Use salad spinner to dry. Then spin lettuce Use dry.

Storage Tips

Wrap base in moist paper towel, place in lose plastic bag. Refrigerate, best used as soon a possible up to three days.
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Spring Toastie with Tarragon Aioli

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 4 leaves of lettuce 4 very thin slices of onion, 1/8-inch thick or thinner 4 slices tomato, about 1/4-inch thick 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, minced 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Vegenaise 1 small clove garlic crushed [...]

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Spring Toastie with Herbed Goat Cheese

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Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup radishes, very thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick, or thinner if you have a mandoline slicer) 1 cup lettuce, torn into large pieces 1/2 cup onion, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons dill, minced 1/2 cup goat cheese 1 small clove garlic, crushed and minced, or [...]

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Buttercrunch Lettuce

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Crunch a bunch! Lovely rosette formed lettuce. A Bibb-style that is tender but can stand up to whatever you dress it with. Developed in 1993 by Cornell University (they’re smart!).

Preparation Tips

Tear leaves and wash gently right before use. Dry well in salad spinner or towels. Best served chilled.

Storage Tips

Refrigerate immediately. Place a damp paper towel around the stem base and store loosely in plastic bag. Best used within two days.
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Adriana Green Butter Lettuce

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Adriana is a cultivar of butter lettuce. Butter lettuce presents itself in rosettes of tender chartreuse leaves – sometimes tinged with red or flecked with delicate dashes or dots of color. Butter is the descriptive because these lettuces can melt in your mouth.

Preparation Tips

Tear leaves and wash gently right before use. Dry well in salad spinner or towels. Best served chilled.

Storage Tips

Refrigerate immediately. Place a damp paper towel around the stem base and store loosely in plastic bag. Best used within two days.
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Grated Carrot, Apple, and Turnip Salad

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Adapted from justvegetablerecipes.com INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup carrot, grated 2/3 cup apple, grated (peel is optional) 2/3 cup raw turnip, peeled and grated Several full lettuce leaves Dressing: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon honey or agave (optional) Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Combine grated carrot, apple, and turnip in [...]

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What Spring Brings

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By Roxanne Crittenden, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Even though I grew up here in California, I find the cycles of abundance and scarcity here a little surprising. In a Mediterranean climate like ours, winter is a time of plenty when it comes to fresh produce. Greens, root vegetables and citrus all thrive in [...]

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Southwest Mushroom Lettuce Wrap

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick (yellow, red or white is fine) 1/2 cup celery, sliced 1/4-inch thick diagonally 2 portobello mushroom caps, sliced in half then in 1/4-inch thick slices 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 4 large iceberg lettuce leaves 1 avocado, [...]

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Apple Mint Salad

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Adapted from Chef Eric Skokan INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1 quart water 2 apples 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup finely slivered mint leaves Salt to taste Lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish PREPARATION In a medium sized bowl, mix lemon juice with 1 [...]

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Belle of the Bowl

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By Heidi Lewis Think of lettuce as a Southern belle. Coiffured in feathers and buoyant hoop skirts of green lace, fanning herself, and batting her eyelashes: “My, it sure is hot in here,” she purrs, steaming her admirers. “I’d just adore a cool drink of water,” blink, blink. Lettuce doesn’t care for heat—and although we [...]

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Avocado Mandarin Salad

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Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 1 avocado 2 mandarins 1/2 head red leaf lettuce 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper PREPARATION Cut avocado in half, remove pit. Slice each half in 6 lengthwise wedges. Separate [...]

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Great Caesar’s Ghost!

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By Heidi Lewis The romaine lettuce in your TakeHome case this week is a stand-up lettuce. It is characterized by its narrow, crisp leaves of course texture and distinctive thick ribs. Romaine is sometimes referred to as “Cos Salad” by Queen’s English speakers, as it’s thought to have originated from Kos Island in the Aegean [...]

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Summer Salad with Citrus Infused Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS Salad ingredients: 2 heads mini lettuce or 1 large head of lettuce 4 radishes 1/4 bunch cilantro 2 heirloom tomatoes 1 avocado Vinaigrette ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon orange juice, freshly squeezed 1 teaspoon honey 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt PREPARATION Wash lettuce and rip [...]

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How to Revive Wilted Greens

To perk up wilted greens: Fill a large bowl with cold water and several ice cubes (the more, the better). Stir in 1 tbsp of salt per quart of ice water. Then, fill a large bowl with very hot tap water. Submerge the lettuce in the hot water first for about 5 seconds, remove, and [...]

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Simple Satisfying Salad

Simple Satisfying Salad INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 head of red butter lettuce 6 radishes, rinsed and thinly sliced 1 cup of prepared chili beans 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced Balsamic Vinaigrette: ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced ½ teaspoon salt PREPARATION Wash [...]

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Roasted Delicata Squash and Avocado Salad

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By Bridget Meigs INGREDIENTS 1 Delicata squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Lettuce or spring greens 1 avocado Vinaigrette: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1 clove garlic, peeled, and minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper PREPARATION Put oven rack in middle position [...]

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