Salad recipes don't begin and end with a head of lettuce or a bag of mixed greens. While they have their time and place, it's easy to get bored with these delicate (in both flavor and texture) greens. Instead, make one of these exciting recipes starring everything from cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts to juicy tomatoes, crisp carrots, and even celery.
The wedge is probably one of the simplest salads you can make because you literally cut a head of lettuce into 4, drench it in some homemade dressing and throw on a bunch of toppings. And good grief its amazing.
To grow one million heads of lettuce using conventional agriculture methods in the US requires either 16 acres of land in the Northern states, 8 acres of land in the Southern states, or .9 acres in a traditional hydroponic greenhouse operation. Vancouver-based Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB: VCTZF) claims that it can beat those numbers handily and produce the same amount of lettuce sustainably on just .16 acres with its patented hydroponic vertical growing system, VertiCrop™.
If I am going to eat a microwaved leg of lamb and the last bit of a head of lettuce, my only request is that the whiskers are removed. A stubbly leg in the mouth is highly unpalatable. (Creative Microwave Cooking, 1976)
IF YOU WRAP YOUR CELERY IN TIN FOIL BEFORE PLACING IT IN THE FRIDGE IT WILL LAST FOR WEEKS, AND IT WILL STILL BE FRESH AND CRISP WHEN YOU PULL IT OUT! THIS ALSO WORKS FOR STORED BROCCOLI FOR 7 WEEKS WRAPPED IN TIN FOIL, AND HEADS OF LETTUCE FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS!!!