Miner's lettuce is delicious and good for you, too. It's native to the western mountain and coastal regions of North America but is most common in California in the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys.
It's both easy and rewarding to make your own cheese. This simple recipe for Day Cheese - a soft, Ricotta-like cheese - is fun and fantastically tasty. Recipe courtesy of the Edible Schoolyard staff in Berkeley, CA.