I so love Boston lettuce that I'm pondering attempting to grow it in my kitchen window! It was perfect here, letting me assemble an easy English muffin sandwich at lunch with nothing getting soggy and the ham salad staying off the carrots (though, let's be real here, a carrot stick with ham salad on it isn't anything to turn your nose up at).
Meanwhile, I have been growing herbs in my kitchen window, and it's time for you to start seeing them at lunch more. I actually think I'm more successful growing things in this window than I ever was at growing things on balconies. I've never tried growing food indoors before this year. But aside from the occasional aphid attack on the dill or the mesclun, all has gone really well. My tomato plant is four feet high and sporting dozens of tomatoes in a variety of stages of development.
And so, I have cilantro. And this way of preparing avocado was incredibly good, so I have to share.
Avocado with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
About 2 springs cilantro
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 ripe avocado, cut into chunks
Snip cilantro leaves into small pieces with scissors and discard the stems. Mix with a pinch of salt and lime juice. Pour dressing over avocado. Top with a little more salt to taste.