Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bite me...

Planted literally months ago, the roquette (or rocket or arugula depending your country of origin) continues to flourish. Slugs and snails avoid it. It grows happily in shade. The more you pick, the more it produces. This is one hardy little salad green. This, by the way, is the wild variety. 
   Much like some people, the older roquette gets, the more peppery it grows but it's still delicious provided you cut its assertiveness with milder, sweeter flavours. Lately, I've been pulling a few leaves, picking a tomato or two, adding some soft and spreadable (rather than sharp and crumbly) goat's cheese, and piling it all inside half a baguette. Instant lunch.

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