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A mixture of young leafy greens, often including young lettuces, used as salad.

[Provençal mesclom, mesclumo, mixture, from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, to mix thoroughly; see meddle.]
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(Cookery) a green salad made from a mixture of young leaves and shoots
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(ˈmɛs klən)
a salad consisting esp. of young, tender mixed greens.
[1985–90; < French, < mescler to mix]
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Have a hearty breakfast that is both good for your tummy and soul at the Aruga Cafe by Mesclun. While you Netflix and chill, fine food and beverage can be served in your room when you call for room service.
The announcement from Whole Foods comes after Satur Farms recalled its baby spinach and mesclun products for possible Salmonella contamination.
The first plate was the Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with honey mustard truffle aioli, mesclun greens and shaved parm.
Cool-season lettuces, mesclun mixes and other greens that were planted in early spring can be planted again this month.
All of them say they grew up eating at Claudio's.<br />So, what's on the menu for the clam bar's opening weekend.<br />Options include lobster roll (celery, onion, tarragon mayo on a toasted bun served with chips and coleslaw), North Fork oysters, crispy calamari, lobster salad (mesclun greens, celery, onion, tomatoes, russet potato, hard-boiled egg, goat cheese, green goddess mayo) and Baja shrimp tacos (fresh tomato salsa, Mexican slaw, goat cheese, jalapeno crema in soft tortillas, served with fries).
Even when you harvest carefully, you're still bound to get a little grit mixed in with your mesclun. But why shouldn't a salad fresh from your garden be just as crunch-free as packaged store greens?
For convenience, choose a packaged mix such as Renee's Garden's Wine Country Mesclun (
Start with sturdier greens, like oak leaf or romaine: Soft lettuces like Bibb or mesclun tend to get squashed.
"French Regional Dinner: Paris" will feature the city's fare and classic French wines; prix fixe menu includes Terrine de Poulet, Morilles et Oignons Sauvages (chicken, morel and wild onion terrine), Crme Cuite de Roquefort et sa Salade de Betterave (roquefort panna cotta and roasted beets with hazelnuts and watercress), Steak Frites (grilled skirt steak with thyme butter, french fries and mesclun salad) or Sole Meunire (filet of sole with brown butter, lemon and parsley, new potatoes and roasted asparagus) and Gteau Paris-Brest (puff pastry filled with espresso cream, with chocolate sauce and toasted almonds.
The three-course Seder will include homemade meal options including a mesclun and arugula salad, roasted beet salad, choice of matzah ball and potato leek soups, braised prime beef brisket, chicken breast Marsala, Moroccan salmon, scrumptious desserts, the traditional four cups of wine, soft drinks and full-service bar.
Served with candied walnuts, this is yet another amazing variety of cheese - as smooth as silk - worth trying that comes on a bed of beet and bread, placed on a layer of mesclun, diced green apple and tastefully drizzled with a beetroot reduction and zesty lemon vinaigrette.