Sunday, November 2, 2008

Arugula ... Fall Harvest

Here is an arugula harvest that I picked last night. If you love arugula and have some space to grow it -- arugula is worth planting. Arugula is from the mustard family and is very easy to sow right into the ground. The germination soil temperature is between 45-70 degrees, so it's a great green to plant in the spring or late summer. This batch of arugula is still flourishing outside in the cool fall air and frosty mornings. I planted it in between my tomato plants. Now of course the tomatoes are long gone, but the arugula is still churning away. Just continue to trim any flowers that bloom. Add fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper -- toss -- and eat! Yumola!!
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Kristi said...

Mmmmm, I love arugula, and the arugula in my garden this year is just beautiful. Previously, not so much. I like arugula wrapped around thin slices of pepper jack cheese. Sometimes with ham also.

Sandy said...

Oooo...what great appetizer ideas! Yum.

a. borealis said...

I love the spicy-mushroom-ish flavor of arugula! We're growing it too, and its delish.