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Fresh Veggies Everywhere!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I went to a hydroponics (plants growing in water) farm not far from home and actually picked my own Swiss Chard and Spinach. I haven't been able to do that since my mom had a garden and she grew green beans, both red and white Swiss Chard, beets and tomatoes. So fun. I could have picked enough to supply several people who love Swiss Chard, but I held myself back.
I couldn't leave until I had several different things, acorn squash, string beans, and Brussels Sprouts. I went there on Friday and so far we have devoured the green beans and the Brussels sprouts. I never liked Brussels Sprouts before. I don't like tart or bitter. But you cut these guys in half and sauté them in bacon. The bacon hides the bitter taste and I can eat them. They are so good. Tiny little cabbages full of flavor and a little crispy around the edges. Tonight we had the beans. I don't usually like fresh string beans, but they are so good with a little salt and microwaved in a little water. Tomorrow - the Swiss Chard!
I can tell you, there is a smile on my face and a song in my heart. I love fresh veggies!
Check out your local farms when they are harvesting and if you have a CSA, check them out and seriously consider joining, if you can. The expense of fresh is worth every penny.
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    Green with envy!
    2654 days ago
    LOVE fresh veggies and fruit!!!! All sounds yummy .. and I LOVE brussel sprouts .. wish my kids did too!!! Its so good to support our local farmers.

    2654 days ago
    Wow! Must be a good season- as for me- Not the season for fresh veggies. I have to depend on stores to supply my fresh veggies. But, I'm with you! I love all the fresh veggies I can get my hands on when the weather permits. North Ohio just can't provide the fresh at this time!

    Enjoy your harvest!

    God Bless,
    2655 days ago
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