Lettuce - Head
Spiral Path Farm grows three different types of head lettuce; Green Leaf, Red Leaf and Romaine.
Lettuce is most often used for salads, although it is also seen in other kinds of food, such as sandwiches and wraps. Lettuce is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K and potassium.
Cut the base of the lettuce off, leaving only the tender leaves. Wash, dry with a damp cloth and prepare for usage.
A salad spinner can be very helpful in the drying of lettuce (and other salad ingredients as well).
Lettuces should be either stored in a plastic bag or wrapped in a damp cloth and stored in the refrigerator crisper.
All types of lettuce should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, bananas and pears, since they will cause the lettuce leaves to brown.
May - June and October - November
Lettuce with Bacon Dressing
Chop 1/2 lb bacon and fry until crisp. Keep all bacon fat, cool. Mix together with 1/2 C sugar, 1/4 C vinegar, 1/2 t salt, 3 shakes of pepper, 1/4 c minced onion, 1 egg, 4 T flour, crumbled bacon, and bacon fat. Stir all together in a bowl.
Prepare lettuce and put in large fry pan with 1/2 c water. Turn on high, steam until wilted. Add bowl of dressing and heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Enjoy served plain or over potatoes, rice, pasta.