Growing on the High Plains: The Salad Days
Today's edition of Growing on the High Plains dives into endive, slams into spinach, and ravishes the elusive radicchio! Plus, we'll take a sweet, sidelong glance at the family of bitter greens.
From their origins as rustic staples growing wild on the countryside, some of these would-be weeds can taste a touch like lawn clippings. Some have a kick, and others have a pucker, which can "leaf" you with a grimace. But if you prepare them with the right amount of salt, fat, and spice, they can be fare fit for a high-end, farm-to-table gourmet restaurant.
And now, a parting poem:
"The market can be quite a scene.
So stay healthy by eating clean.
Whatever your malady,
A diet more "salad-y"
Will make others an envious green."