Since I've taken to frequenting the farmer's market that takes place behind my apartment complex twice a week, I've discovered a new favorite lettuce. It's called mache. Very mild in flavor, and it likes to hold on to the soil really well, so washing it pretty intensely is a good idea (otherwise you're in for a very crunchy salad--and not in a good way).
But oh, the reward. It's lovely.
Check out the description of it here. Mmmmmm. I'm guessing I won't be able to find it anywhere in Utah, though, since finding arugula is next to impossible in Utah Valley.
As a side note, I have to say that food here just tastes better all around. I can't deny that I have never eaten a more crisp or flavorful apple than the ones I buy at the market each week. I'm sure the freshness factor plays a big role in that, but I also learned last week that French law prohibits the GMOs from being grown (and sold?? Not sure on that.) in the country.
Does anyone know if organic foods can be genetically modified? It seems like that would go against the concept of being organic, but I guess if they're GMOs that are grown without the use of pesticides, etc. they would still technically be organic?
I know, I'm touting my ignorance... but I don't care. I'm curious. Because frankly, if organic means no GMO's, then I might be willing to pay the extra in price for the extra benefit of great flavor.
(Okay, so the side note turned into the majority of the post. What can I say? C'est la vie.)