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Old 12-18-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Curly leaf lettuce is better than spinach!

BW was under the weather the other day, so I graciously volunteered to prepare dinner.. (I'm just that kind of a nice guy!) :)

Looking for something for a side dish, I found the cupboard rahter bare. But there was a large head of "curly leaf lettuce" (a loose variety of Crsiiphead" lettuce of which Iceberg is perhaps most familiar). This is not a variety of lettuce we normally have, as I have long preferred iceberg. Or so I thought.

So I simply steamed a batch of it just as I would spinach.

Imagine our surprice when it turned out tasting much like spinach, but a bit milder, with not even a hint of bitterness (which I can't abide!) and a pleasant crunchiness at the stem ends., not stringy like spinach stems. (Yes, I know one should remove spinach stems, but I'm unherently lazy).

I suppose the rest of the world has long been aware of this, but it was new to us. And something we will enjoy frequently.

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:02 PM   #2
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hi oldcoot,
i'm glad your experiment turned out so well, but if I have to list everything that's better than spinach, this is going to turn into a REALLY long thread
(item #1: dirty dish-water, item #2: mud...)

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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ROFL - I knew you would have a thing or two to say about this carnivore!!

oldcoot - sounds really, really good - I'll have to dry it sometime. I heard you could cook it but I never believed it.

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