Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

J.  Yesterday I planted herbs in my garden.  Rosemary, thyme, sage...

sweet basil, oregano, arugula, mint,

chives, thai basil, coriander, italian parsley.

A girlfriend and I tasted every plant before buying, We ate our way round the nursery!  She is Egyptian, said she really resents paying $12.00 for an arugula salad in a restaurant, when they used to feed it to the goats in Egypt!  Made me laugh!

Can't wait for this all to grow, so I can start using them in the kitchen.

I discovered this beautiful, delicious salad on a trip to San Francisco...simply called Laitue, (which is sort of strange because in French it just means 'lettuce").  It's a soft, milky bib lettuce in a tangy herb dressing.  I ordered it every time I found it on the menu and now make it at home all the time sometimes with my own slight variation of adding thinly sliced, peeled, cored cucumber and diced avocado.  
It's my favourite.

Here's Thomas Keller's version:

1 comment:

  1. I've had this salad made by J. and it is simply divine!


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