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Maldon Salt
Maldon Salt is an English sea-salt. It comes in large, thin, uneven, crunchy salt flakes that have a very clean, pure salt taste.

It is meant to be a finishing salt, used at the table in small amounts, rather than in cooking. You might be tempted to want to put it in a salt mill, but this is ideal salt for a salt cellar or salt pig. Just put out a small dish of it on the table, and let guests get pinches of it for themselves.
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Little Gem Lettuce
Little Gem Lettuces are very small Romaine (Cos) lettuces that will grow 5 to 8 inches (13 to 20 cm) within 70 days of planting. The leaves are the same colour as Romaine, but a bit more tender. They are often sold with most of the outer leaves removed, leaving just the lettuce heart.

Little Gem is a good lettuce for home gardeners to grow, especially in container gardening, as it can fit into small spots, and stands up well to summer heat while other lettuces would have bolted.

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