We grow our own lettuce for 6 months of the year ending in November. Once we were out of our mixed greens, I bought a couple of heads of Romaine. Then the Romaine Lettuce recall hit. What to do? I bought a head of organic iceberg lettuce and I loved it!
The crispness, the refreshing taste, the ease of cutting it up, yes my love for the Ice Berg Lettuce has been rekindled.
Sure Ice Berg doesn’t have as many healthy vitamins as Romaine but I am head over heels in love!
My Mother thought a green salad was one that was eaten with a fork and knife. Her idea of a green salad was a wedge of Ice Berg lettuce, a thick slice of tomato and a couple slices of cucumber still wearing skin. When field green salads became common in the late 80’s and early 90’s, they were not welcomed by my Mother. Salads that were eaten with just a fork were reserved for coleslaw or potato varieties, not green!
I grow in our garden about 5-6 varieties of greens. Different colors and different shapes, they make for a beautiful salad. I have never tried to grow Iceberg lettuce but now it will be on my list of new items to try in the garden.
Since it is safe to eat Romaine again, my husband picked up a few heads at the store. It is a nice salad but we are both in love with the Iceberg and will buy it again! As far as the vitamins go, I think we get plenty of vitamins from our other veggies!
Have you gone back to Iceberg lettuce?