Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chartreuse and ruffles

The fall lettuce is at it's peak, flouting chartreuse, dimpled leaves and red ruffles.  It is so easy to pick the large outer leaves of each plant to make a huge salad of diverse colors and textures.  Picked this way, the plants keep growing, and most are ready for another picking in only 2 or 3 days.  The salads are tender and sweet, just how I like them.  One of the dogs, Jo, reaches in and munches off a few leaves each time she passes the garden.  It is a riot, and so difficult to smile and scold at the same time.