Romaine Lettuce

Look for crisp leaves with no rust spots or browning edges.  Romaine will last longer if it washed before storing.  Break off the bottom  and seperate the leaves.  In a sink full of cold water, swirl the lettuce to remove dirt.  Drain the lettuce and dry thoroughly.  Refrigerate for up to 1 week, loosely wrapped in a peper towel inside a plastic bag.

Try thi no-egg recipe for a caesar dressing substitute:  3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp. each Dijon mustard and anchovy paste.  Blend together.  Crush 1 garlic clove and place in dressing.  Let sit 1 hour.  Remove garlic.  Whisk .  Add 1 head of romaine torn into bite-size pieces.  Toss and enjoy!