Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Loads of Lettuce and a Little Sun
It's been raining for days. Days.
Everything is muddy. And, when you live with hooved mammals, you get a special kind of super-sucky mud.
It has rained for eleven days strait , this afternoon I was thrilled to see the sun.
I can only emagine the horses were quite pleased with a bit of sunshine on their backs.
The only garden bed that is truly thriving is the lettuce bed in the hoop house. We have had no workable soil only mud. I did plant the very first pumpkin hill.
I am please to report I have loads of fresh lettuce!
Bunny is being treated to a ration of one piece a day.(do not want to kill him with kindness)
For lunch I enjoyed "tuna wraps" tuna made with farm Piccadilly, mayo and wrapped in fresh lettuce.
This week I plan to make a Dressing with spring greens, to be used on the lettuce as well as fish.
Spring Green Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions, white and green
2 TBS chopped chives
2 TBS basil (or tarragon)
If you are going to serve w/ tomatoes go with basil
2 TBS parsley
1 TBS capers or anchovy paste (you need this for the salt)
Juice of One Fresh Lemon freshly squeezed
1 clove garlic
Add all ingredients in a blender . Blend until smooth.
Fill Mason Jar Chill , will stay fresh about five days