Until a couple of years ago, I didn't even know
what arugula was! Isn't it wonderful all of the
fresh flavors we now enjoy?
Arugula is native to the Mediterranean and
although it is described as peppery, I can't
really place a flavor with it except to say it
is savory and I am absolutely in love with it!
I tried growing it last year but as it is a
cold weather plant
and I planted it in May, it didn't
do well. This year I got it in in February and
it was everywhere! Now a second planting
and I have some for fall. You can also purchase it at the store.
I can't get enough of it.
I had some homemade French Bread (actually it was my leftover
which is the same as a French bread dough -
no oil in it - and I made it into a large round loaf and baked it
in the pizza oven), and I just made a simple sandwich with deli
turkey and mayo and mustard, then piled the arugula on top.
Personally, I think arugula must have addictive qualities to it!
It will now be a spring and fall garden staple. I will let some of it
go to seed so it will come up early next year.
If you haven't met up with arugula yet, give it a try!