If you have been on Pinterest lately you’ve seen pins about re-growing Romaine Lettuce.
It’s not a hard concept. Stick the crown end in water after you’ve cut off all the lettuce. I figured I ‘d give it a shot and I have to say, so far I have been amazed. We’ll see what happens going forward.
All I did was pop the lettuce into a jar of water. Every other day I have rinsed off the crown and changed out the water.
PS: I do not recommend slicing a bit off the bottom when re-growing romaine. It makes the lettuce grow slower.
Sliced Crown Day 2:
Sliced Crown Day 4
Have you ever tried re-growing a vegetable?
So we had cow tongue for dinner the other night. Despite what you may think, it was actually pretty tasty. It’s a little bit of work, but definitely worth getting from your butcher. You could totally serve this to people without them ever even noticing…tastes just like roast beef
How to Prepare Cow Tongue-
Remove tongue from wrapping
Place tongue in a pot of boiling water (I put it right in frozen)
Boil for 2 hours (or when you can pierce easily with a fork) and remove cooked tongue from boiling water
Let tongue cool
Slice off the “skin” and taste buds
Now, you can either eat it like that, or go one step further and follow my recipe for Crock Pot Pulled Beef Tongue.
Crock Pot Pulled Beef Tongue
1 cooked beef tongue
14 oz of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 tbsp of vinegar
Place sliced beef tongue in a small crockpot. Cover with remaining ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours. Shred beef and serve open faced on toast with your favorite cheese.
Have you ever eaten tongue? Would you?
This weekend we spent sometime picking berries. The strawberries have come and gone (I miss them already!) but luckily we are on to other delicious berries. Blueberries were $2 a pound and raspberries were $4. We spent something like $44, I think.
The blueberries are amazing. Completely worth the money, but the raspberries, not so much. They taste just as flavorless as the ones in the grocery store… I’m pretty disappointed by this. We have lots of raspberry bushes that grow wild in our woods, but they are so small, they are hardly worth it. Are there any heirloom raspberry varieties or anything??
Wild raspberry in our woods:
Yeah…you can hardly taste them, they are so tiny
The blueberries (prepped for the freezer):
We also had another 2.5 quarts in the fridge for fresh eating.
Any good ideas for a quart of not so flavorful raspberries?? What’s being picked in your area right now?
On a different note… Check out this food storage calculator. You enter the number of people in your family and it will calculate how much food you will need for a year. Very neat!