Sunday, June 29, 2008


Barbara Kingsolver inspired me (via her fantastic book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle) to buy some heirloom seeds to plant in this summer's garden. I bought a mixture of lettuce seed from Seed Savers, the names of which are almost as beautiful and tasty as the plants: Amish Deer Tongue, Australian Yellowleaf, Bronze Arrowhead, Forellenschuss, Lollo Rossa, Pablo, Red Velvet, and Reine des Glaces. The plants lasted a long time and provided us with a solid base for many a chef salad, but now, alas, they are going to seed.


  1. We enjoyed these beauties from your garden in a week or so of salads. -ME

  2. spectacular. my lettuce garden never seems to work due to strange shoulder seasons and living in the woods. but I did eat a small handful of sugar snap peas from that crazy little wishful thinking woods garden!