This month it's the unusual looking but very self explanatory Stem Lettuce.
Asian in origin, this lettuce with a stem is a dual use plant as it's a prolific producer of big crunchy leaves but you can also pull up the whole plant and cook with the stalk. Their creamy fleshy centres taste great stir fried or you can braise them on the bbq and then finish them off gently in the oven.
They’re not a powerful leaf in terms of flavour but they have something that makes us come back to them time and again.
Stem Lettuce. Lettuces with stems. Does exactly what it says on the tin.