I’ve never cared much for mustard greens. The canned variety just tastes nasty, I think. The fresh ones gathered in the pasture when I was a kid weren’t much better. Still, they were on the list of cold hardy greens likely to do well in an unheated hoophouse, so I tried them.

Surprise! They’re yummy! When picked in cold weather, the fresh leaves taste much milder than I remember. They add a little zip to a winter salad. They’re even better sauteed with bacon. Then again, what isn’t good with bacon?