|Romaine and Escarole|
....and string beans. These beans are so firm that they snap in half, not bend.
|Try string beans with mint and garlic|
Last year, I offered garden lettuce to few friends. They refused it. The reason being - it takes too long to clean. (Now, we know why convenience has become a gigantic selling point in the US).Cleaning garden lettuce is a little tedious but not difficult.
For full heads, like romaine, I cut the head well above the soil level. I then twist or cut off the lettuce head and separate the leaves. Place them in a large plastic tub or sink and let them sit for a while. The dirt and sand sink to the bottom. Do a few changes of water. You may also run cool water slowly and rinse each leaf. Place the leaves in paper towels and roll gently.
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