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The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


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Terry wrote:
The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


Chemicals or pee.

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I usually do - it's usually a little rough-looking anyway.

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I usually do - it's usually a little rough-looking anyway.

Kris

Terry wrote:
The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


Wipe your ass with them. Then you have a reason to wash them. Once they
are washed don't worry about residual shit.


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Terry said...

The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.



I toss 'em too.

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The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them
up, but I worry about the chemicals.


Toss.

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Terry wrote:
The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


Chemicals or pee.

Karen


Yeah, that and they're usually scruffy-looking. Pitch 'em.

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One time on Usenet, Terry said:

The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


You must get better lettuce than I do -- the first couple of leaves
are usually pretty butchered so I throw 'em...

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Terry wrote:

The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up,
but I worry about the chemicals.


I do that with Brussels sprouts. Only the tight
inner leaves can be assured to be free of
E. coli O157:H7. And I boil or steam them,
never eat them raw, even without the current
problem with organic (manure) fertilizer.
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On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 18:30:14 -0400, Terry
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The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


What kind of lettuce.... the "head" variey?


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On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 18:30:14 -0400, Terry
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The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


Yes because they're inevitably old and soggy and limp... and I don't
like the dark green leaves anyway. My favourite part is the heart -
tiny little tender pale green pieces of yumminess.
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Terry wrote:
The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up, but I
worry about the chemicals.


I don't care about the first few leaves. They're usually too
dark and usually somewhat damaged anyway. Whether we're talking
iceberg or romaine I always throw away the outermost leaves.
Kate
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Mark Thorson wrote:

I do that with Brussels sprouts. Only the tight
inner leaves can be assured to be free of
E. coli O157:H7. And I boil or steam them,
never eat them raw, even without the current
problem with organic (manure) fertilizer.


E coli can go into plants through the vasculature of lettuce - why not
other plants?

http://www.organicconsumers.org/Irra...tedlettuce.cfm

Re the paper referenced in the URL above: I used to work in the lab
next door to those guys (the first author and his wife were even guests
at my wedding!). Anyway, they showed me photos of GFP-labeled E coli in
the lettuce "veins." Pretty damn convincing.

June



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