Thursday, January 14, 2010

I bet I know

Where your lettuce came from.

See we are in Yuma Arizona which is just an extension of the Imperial Valley (huge growing area) in California. And about the only area in the country not having frigid temps. And while on that subject pray for those farmers and growers that are being frozen thruout much of the SouthEast.

Farm stands everywhere and a very large abundance of cauliflower has just been picked. Walk out smell cauliflower in the air.

The first photo is of butter lettuce which is one of my favorites to use for many lettuce wraps. Wish they'd get it picked.

Above you'll see that pretty red lettuce that I don't use often............. do you? Only when I make a special salad certainly not an everyday salad. But if I see it at one of the farm stands I'll certainly pick some up. Oh I bet it's good with fresh baby spinach.


Chris said...

Gosh, I would love to just walk out to my garden and pick some lettuce, like last fall! Another couple of weeks and I'll start some in planters. Enjoy it while you are able.

Moon said...

I do like red lettuce but don't buy it much. It's tasty on sandwiches.

I bet it's even better when fresh picked. I'm drooling.

Bee said...

Butter lettuce just sounds good, doesn't it?!

Anonymous said...

I love your photos and am tempted to reach into the screen and pick a head or two...... red or butter it all looks yummy.