Last week, I introduced Jester, the speckled leaf lettuce from Wild Garden Seed. I've never grown this variety before, and when I wrote last week I hadn't tasted it yet either. Now that I have, I need say just a bit more about it, because I LOVE it! Here's why: I think it has all the best qualities of iceberg lettuce! There's a reason why iceberg is the most popular lettuce in America. It's dense, crunchy, juicy, and sweet. But unlike iceberg, Jester is also beautiful, and although I will never claim to be a nutritionist, I suspect that since it was grown in healthy soils with only natural fertility and lots of love, it's better for you than iceberg too. I hope you'll give it a try!
|not to be outdone: beautiful romaine|
|mighty beet green brigade|
I hope these ideas help get your creative (and salivary) juices flowing. Happy cooking!