We’re having something of a spring heat wave on the U.S. East Coast. Several of my cool-weather crops bolted, including a bed of arugula (a.k.a. rocket).
Once arugula has bolted, it isn’t good for much. Conventionally, it becomes too hot and bitter for salads.
I picked it anyway, figuring it had to be good for something. If nothing else, the neighbor’s guinea pigs like fresh greens. I ended up with a pound and a half of arugula leaves.
I read that cooking arugula reduces those off flavors. The suggestion being that you can eat it cooked, after it has bolted, even if you wouldn’t want it in a salad. Continue reading Post #G21-026: Bolted Arugula Soup