When I first grew Cos Lettuce I was pulling the whole lot up by the roots when I wanted to eat some...until a colleague set me straight. Rather than picking the entire lettuce you can actually just snip off the leaves from the bottom...and the plant will happily keep growing up, and up, and UP! At some point I assume the lettuce will get too tall for it's britches and just fall over, but until then we have A LOT of lettuce on our hands.
Apart from your bog-standard garden salad I've been making a lot of Caesar Salads with my Cos Lettuce haul.
When I make a Caesar Salad at home I go all out and use free-range chicken, free-range eggs and free-range bacon...then I ruin the whole lot with store bought dressing and croutons. And you know, it tastes bloody great! That said, if you have an EASY recipe for a Caesar Salad dressing I'd love to hear it...and what about some homemade croutons...do any of you make your own croutons?
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