Tatsoi has very dark green, spoon-shaped leaves in a perfect rosette.  It has a sweet, pleasant flavor. The leaves can be used in soups or salads. For soups, add the shredded leaves at the end of cooking.  The heat of the broth will cook them sufficiently.  Commonly known as Chinese spinach.

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To wash, remove any blemished leaves, trim off the stems, and wash thoroughly in cold water. Spin dry in a salad spinner or drain well, then put into clean plastic bags very loosely wrapped with paper towel. Just add bacon bits, chopped eggs, & dressing for a quick spinach salad.

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Butter Lettuce:  The leaves are thin and soft with a silky almost buttery feel.  They have a sweet, mild flavor with less prominent veins than iceberg.  Butter lettuce is sometimes referred to as cabbage lettuce and includes common varieties like Boston and Bibb lettuce. Escarole Lettuce:  Escarole is a lettuce that is often used in…

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Chard is often added to salads to increase the flavor.  It can also be prepared like spinach, and its stalks like asparagus. In fact, its leaves serve as a good substitute for spinach in most recipes, but they will need to be cooked slightly longer. Chard may be steamed, sautéed, or braised, and it can…

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