This is what I picked from the garden today: arugula, red lettuce, thyme, and flat-leaf parsley. The parsley was sown from seed last fall and it has grown into a gigantic bush. It is so great having our own fresh parsley again. Last year we had so much trouble getting it started from seed for some reason. Now we can hardly keep up with it! I am planning to make a tabbouleh
salad with the leaves; Michael is going to use the stems, and the thyme, to make chicken stock.
This evening we ate the lettuces in a simple salad with our dinner. The nutty-peppery flavor of the arugula is incredibly delicious. I think it's my new favorite vegetable from the garden. Sometimes I even like to snack on it while I'm pulling weeds. It is so delicious -- even just by itself.
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