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nusslisalat, from bruno's parents' garden
for dinner tonight
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Is 'nusslisalat' watercress? If not, what would be the closest American/English equivalent?
Dr Alice |
January 21, 2005 at 06:41 AM
I love this! It is called veldsla in Dutch and I can't remember what it is in German. In English it is called Lamb's Lettuce - I made a sandwich with this, apple chutney and Brie and had the pics on my blog a few months back but I have taken it down
February 01, 2005 at 06:50 PM
thanks for clearing that up, lisa! i had no idea what it was in english. i've only ever seen it here in switzerland. bruno saw it once in sydney, years ago. 'nussli salat' means 'little nut salad', i think ; ) although the leaves don't taste too nutty to me, more buttery, and totally delicious witha creamy garlicky dressing. we serve it here with chopped hard-boiled eggs on top. it's one of the few good winter geens.
February 05, 2005 at 05:25 PM
Sounds delicious. I have read of 'lamb's lettuce' in some British cook books and will look out for it.
Dr Alice |
February 12, 2005 at 05:02 AM
Another name for Lamb's Lettuce is Corn Salad.
The French call it mâche and doucette (Sweetling)
and the Germans call it Feldsalat.........
It's the easiest plant to grow in a cool weather climate: Here in Tasmania it pops up (self seeds)on every bare patch of soil every autumn and grows all through winter. It's as successful as forget-me-nots without the annoying seeds. As soon as it gets a bit too warm it just goes to seed......
Peter Huber |
May 28, 2005 at 01:36 PM
My Mum also thought that it was watercress, which really surprised me. We used it in a watercress and pear soup recipe at Christmas time and it certainly worked!
A. Funk |
March 04, 2006 at 09:34 AM
here is the latin name for corn salad:
If anybody's interested)
February 13, 2009 at 08:09 PM
You can buy nussli at Trader Joe's and at Whole Foods - it is called "Mache" (pronounced like "mosh").
March 12, 2010 at 04:32 PM
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