In France, people hunt for truffles. Up north, they’re lookin’ for morels. At the RGB, we’re scoutin’ for arugula.
Last spring, while weeding in the backyard, Mr. RGBistro sniffed the air and declared that he had smelled arugula.
Turns out – we have wild arugula growing between the rocks in the lower part of the garden (a place I rarely go because the spiders outnumber the plants). Eventually, I got over my fear and decided that the arugula might actually be edible.
Armed with a basket, scissors, and my best flip flops, I went down to the cave to see how much I could find. On my way back, I swung by the lettuce box to grab what’s left of the leafy greens, then the strawberry patch to grab a couple of jewels.
A nifty little RGB garden salad. Perfect, petite and peppery with this season’s strawberries, some spiced walnuts and fresh chevre. I’d bet a nice glass of Sancerre would go well with this, too.
P.S. Make sure you wipe your arugula clean of spider webs. 😉
Happy Friday to you!
Would you eat wild edibles?