Lettuce Pray | The Food Party! | Laura Stec | Mountain View Online |

Local Blogs

The Food Party!

By Laura Stec

E-mail Laura Stec

About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en...  (More)

View all posts from Laura Stec

Lettuce Pray

Uploaded: Feb 20, 2019

God bless lettuce, all that leafy, green goodness that many of us just don’t eat enough of. I was in Lucky grocery getting a sandwich today and every one of the twelve deli salads was white, except for the broccoli salad, way in back. I wish I took a picture. The presentation looked so, …well, …. so heart clogging. Does anyone actually believe that goopy gloop digests efficiently in our bodies, especially when piled up next to the double counter of fried chicken and fried potatoes?

Lucky for you there is lettuce in them there hills.



The baby Miner’s lettuce is out around town. Go find it!

It’s at a perfect part of the growing cycle where the roots come out easy, and the ground doesn’t stick.



If you have a Northern California backyard with any new green, there’s a good chance Miner’s lettuce is growing near by. Pick and eat immediately, because once the flowers come, it bolts to seed and loses it’s fresh spring, light citrus, white pepper taste.



Give those cute, green hearts a little wash and refresh in cold water. Spin in a salad spinner, and add to your regular salad, stem and all, or go solo and serve simply; here with thin pear, shaved macadamia nut, toasted sesame seed, flake salt, and drizzle of good quality olive oil.



Miners lettuce also makes a seasonally fun garnish; posing here with EZ Seasoned vegetables, Trader Joes veggie wontons, and a drizzle of umeboshi vinegar and toasted sesame oil.





Amen.

Or maybe awomen?

Oh Green Goddess - lettuce pray.


What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post
Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?
By Steve Levy | 17 comments | 1,287 views

A Power Play
By Sherry Listgarten | 7 comments | 1,101 views

College Match
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 905 views

Premarital and Couples: Valentine's Day: Annually or Daily?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 795 views

Palo Alto's Taverna to expand next door
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 644 views

 

Best of Mountain View ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Mountain View" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 27th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of the Mountain View Voice.

VOTE HERE