Last summer in a fit of nostalgia I bought a packet of butterhead lettuce seeds. Those of a certain age will know exactly what I mean; when I was a child it was pretty much the only type of lettuce available to buy in this country. With very little attention* it turned out to be one of our best crops and from a taste perspective far better than I remembered.

Served like this.

As a side note the vinaigrette dressing is from a recipe by Nora Ephron who wrote the screenplay of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.

The butterhead lettuce variety is Dynamite. The seeds are from Thompson & Morgan.

*If you’re wondering about slugs, they were far more interested in the broad bean leaves.

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2 Responses to “Dynamite”

  1. Derek Ross February 26, 2012 @ 5:46 pm (#)

    As a typical fella I am not that fond of the green stuff most favoured by rabbits etc but, they were very tasty and kept well in the fridge for a few days.

  2. Fennel and Fern (@fennelandfern) April 14, 2012 @ 8:44 am (#)

    Looks like you had a huge success growing these: great pics! I love butterheads: they are so tasty and look wonderful and lettuce-y.

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