Now that I have my own garden, I take advantage of the fact that a real farmer visits my house once a week. Not only does he drop off the wonderful produce he has harvested but he is full of invaluable garden advice.
At today's drop-off, which included potatoes, snap peas, kale, lettuce, garlic curls and catnip, I asked him to come out back today to examine what I thought was a vegetable but he deemed a weed. While he was back there I tried to impress him with my gardening prowess. As I am accustomed to showing my garden to novices, for a moment there, I forgot who I was talking to. I pointed out one of the potted herbs, "And this is parsley." Well, duh. If he doesn't know that...
We both had a good laugh and I gave him a piece of cake for his troubles and he was off.
I then spent the rest of the morning as members stopped by to pick up and chat. I do love to hear what others prepare with their shares, not to mention gossip of one kind or another. My favorite tip of the day comes from my neighbor L. She suggested massaging the kale with salt and eating it raw. Do let me know if this works for you.
Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time
Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).