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Microcress (with vincotto drizzle or otherwise)

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HenryT Jan 6, 2007 01:24 AM

One local New Year's Eve package offered
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Seared eggplant, goat cheese and roasted capsicum with microcress and a vincotto drizzle.
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Vincotto I've found out about - it's a reduced unfermented grape must. What's microcress, do you grow it, buy it, or make it? I speculate it's essentially cress sprouts - in the 60's in the Britain we used to raise "mustard and cress" in eggshells to just the two-leaf stage, and make sandwiches with them.

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    RicRios RE: HenryT Jan 6, 2007 08:16 PM

    Microgreens are (or are supposed to be) the NEW something, not too sure what. Anyways, they're very tasty, and very expensive. Here's some info:

    http://www.sproutpeople.com/seed/micr...

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      HenryT RE: RicRios Jan 8, 2007 12:57 AM

      What I get from that is that microcress is just what I thought... Very fancy sprouts. The prices are per pound of seed, and a pound of cress seed would probably go a long way.

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        howund09 RE: HenryT Jan 8, 2007 06:01 AM

        I'll bet there's some growing in your backyard right now. Free and full flavored.

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          HenryT RE: howund09 Jan 8, 2007 01:30 PM

          I live in Ottawa. You'd lose that bet. We have this thing called winter. It's not really cold this year, but everything's dormant. Right now, everything white, though that hasn't lasted.

          We some home-grown greens into December, though.

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      howund09 RE: HenryT Jan 9, 2007 03:13 PM

      This is exactly when you'll find it. Look for running water like creeks or springs and you'll find it in small rosettes. Also wintercress likes to pop up out of the snow on "warm" spells. Peterson's field guide is a must.

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