Yet another BLT! Yay!
Ok, I was able to eek out yet one more BLT this season. I really like really good flavorful BLTs. When I was younger, I thought I hated BLTs because the tomatoes available to me from conventional groceries were terrible. They were mealy, tasteless, dry, and all around icky. How can a tomato be dry, but that is what was sold all through the '80s and '90s where I used to live. The reality is that I really love the BLT, as long as the base ingredients are delicious! In my opinion, the pivotal player in the BLT is the tomato followed by the bread.
This Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich was made with really delicious, locally made ingredients. I must say, I am addicted to local foods. Everything tastes so much better than that stuff from the big box grocery store. Two weeks ago, I was out of town and could not get local veggies because there was no farmers market that I knew of. So, I went to the salad bar of a big box grocery store and got a big box of salad for the next couple of days. That lettuce was like cardboard, the carrot shreds were like little cardboard sticks, the cabbage, you got it, it was like squares of cardboard. I gutted through some of it, but I was not happy with this $7.99/lb cardboard salad. I was missing my local organic veggies.
Here is the lettuce I used. Actually, it was purple mustard green which added a nice peppery wasabi flavor to my sandwich.
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