Monday, July 29, 2013

Arugula - I Ardently Admire & Love it!

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Arugula - I Ardently Admire & Love it!

This wonderful green should be in a Jane Austen novel.  The first time that I tried Arugula I was offended by it's strong "prideful" flavor and for years I was "prejudice" and refused to eat it again.  Slowly, the robust flavor and tender texture softened my heart and now I am in love with this healthy green!  (for those of you who have not read "Pride & Prejudice" - the title of this post is a quote from that classic - "Mr. Darcy" professes his love for Elizabeth Bennet" for the first time & says: "I ardently admire & love you.").

Health benefits of Arugula - it is much higher in vitamins & minerals than iceberg lettuce, it is said to be cancer preventing because of antioxidants like lutein & zeaxanthin (I am not a doctor - please see my disclaimer at the bottom of this post).

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Arugula is very easy to grow but should be planted in the spring when it is a little cooler. 

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Look at the delicate & beautiful flowers!!
When they are ready - I will show you how to save seeds in a different post.

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Three Arugula Recipes Previously posted on this blog are (Click on each title to see more details):

1.  Arugula Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

2.  Grapes'n Grain Chicken Salad served on a bed of fresh greens including Arugula

3.  Arugula Cranberry Cashew Salad

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  1. Oh how I've missed visiting your blog, Angie! The Arugula Strawberry salad sounds delish. =0)
    Glad I could stop by today.

  2. What a coincidence, the garden columnist in our community newspaper wrote about arugula this week, too. I look forward to eating more of it.

    ♥ aquariann
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  3. I have been meaning to give arugula a try....I guess I should put it on my grocery list now!

    Thank you so much for sharing on A Humble Bumble's Healthy Tuesday's Blog Hop!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  4. P and P is one of my favorite novels. I've got a tray of Arugula growing right now. Waiting for it to sprout. Can't wait till we eat it. I'm afraid the birds might have gotten to it though...


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