this is lettuce from our new garden... when i ate some of the leaves as i was picking them i had visions of my basics chef slamming his hand down on the table and exclaiming "TOMATOES!" while trying to explain to us newly coated freshman chefs what the tomatoes from his garden tasted like in comparison to the ones you get in the store... so there i was shouting "LETTUCE!" in my head. So yummy and so well, refreshing to taste the food you are eating.. this lettuce has inspired me.
speaking of being inspired... Michael, the kids and I tried a new restaurant on Saturday. The Breadfruit (that is the name of the place) is a "Authentic Jamaican Grill." those of you who know me might wonder how i ever ended up at such an exotic place as this.. so let me just tell you. I sampled their jerk chicken when i participated in the Urban Affair a few months ago and I have been dreaming of it ever since... so guess what I had on Saturday and it was even better with the cole slaw, the grilled pineapple and the festivals (like a bread stick that is a tiny bit sweet and really good). food doesn't often make me happy.. this chicken makes me happy. I swear I was on cloud nine for the rest of the night...
so then last night i was inspired to use our inspirational lettuce to create a yummy Jamaican "inspired" salad! Yummy!
and if anyone is dying for some of my creations of the sweeter source.. I am filling in for a good friend of mine this weekend at Tuck Shop... I'm not sure what I might come up with but I'll post the menu soon.