This type of innocent looking lettuce almost took my life
last night while eating dinner! And when I looked it up
to see the proper name, I had to laugh! Spider Mustard?
Well, with a name like that, no wonder it was deadly!
Actually, I choked on it! One little leaf slid down my
throat before I was ready and half of it was down my
wind pipe. I didn't have enough air to give a good cough
and yet when I tried to take a breath, the lettuce went
further into my wind pipe! Quite the horrible predicament!
After trying to cough, breathe, gag and cry, I managed a tiny
'Help!' but The Mister said, "What do you want me to do?"
haha....like I could answer him! Anyway, I finally just
reached down my throat and got a hold of one end of the
thing and pulled it out. Wow. That was awful!
So, in my spirit of thankfulness this month, I'm happy that
after all the things I've been through, I didn't get taken
out by a little leaf! hahahaha!
And next time you eat that Sweet Mesclun Salad Mix,
be wary of the Spider Mustard! :)