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Old 07-26-2011, 10:47 AM   #421
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Lamb's lettuce


A flavorful salad green native to the temperate zones of Europe. In addition to being found in the wild in many parts of Europe, the green is also sold in markets, especially in the spring, when the tender young shoots are the most flavorful.

Outside of Europe, lamb's lettuce can sometimes be a bit challenging to find; for people who are having difficulties, several seed companies sell lamb's lettuce seeds which can be cultivated at home.

Like other greens, lamb's lettuce is very easy to grow at home, although it will go to seed quickly in warm climates. Several different species in the Valerianella genus are known as lamb's lettuce, and there are numerous alternate names for this green, which can add to consumer confusion.

It is also sometimes called field or corn salad, in a reference to the fact that it often grows wild in cultivated fields. The “lamb's lettuce” name appears to stem from the fact that it tastes best during lambing season, and some people also call it lamb's tongue, because the leaves resemble small tongues. It can be found on restaurant menus as māche.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #422
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Borage - herb with beautiful star shaped purple flowers. Leaves can be eaten cooked with spinach and fried for a crisp treat etc.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:59 AM   #424
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Rainbow Trout - a specie of salmon native to the pacific ocean. Delicious served grilled with lemon and garlic butter! "lick lips"
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #425
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Naan

A leavened, oven-baked flatbread. It is typical of and popular in South and Central Asia, in Iran, and in South Asian restaurants abroad. Influenced by the large influx of South Asian labour, naan has also become popular in Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states.

Originally, naan is a generic term for various flatbreads from different parts of the world. In Turkic languages, such as Uzbek, Kazakh and Uyghur, the flatbreads are known as nan. The name stems from (New) Persian, a generic word for bread. In Burmese, flatbreads are known as nan bya.

The most familiar and readily available varieties of "naan" in Britain (and other Western countries) are the South Asian varieties. In Iran, from which the word ultimately originated, nān does not carry any special significance, as it is merely the everyday word for (any kind of) bread. On the other hand, naan in South Asia usually refers to a specific kind of thick flatbread (another well-known kind of flatbread is chapati).

Generally, it resembles pita bread and, like pita bread, is usually leavened with yeast; unleavened dough (similar to that used for roti) is also used. Naan is cooked in a tandoor, or clay oven, from which tandoori cooking takes its name.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:08 AM   #426
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New Potatoes - young small potatoes usually cooked whole with skin on :)
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Tobelerone - Swiss chocolate with honey and almond nougat.
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