I love eating fresh vegetables. Luckily I have a pretty good farmers market nearby. Now sometimes it has been hard to find different types of veggies/fruits, as I live in a PA Dutch area where "different" is not taken well. Having grown up in an area where foods from a large number of various cultures was available, it's hard not having the variety, although things are slowly changing. And my hubby is Spanish, so I have learned about many tropical foods as well. Over the past couple of years we have had a small vegetable garden (we call it the "Victory Garden" like during the depression) and have enjoyed fresh cucumbers, spinach, leaf lettuce, peppers of many varietys, cillantro, chives, etc. Not only do we have lots of fresh produce, we saved money on the very first cucumber. The seeds were less than a dollar, and cucumbers run about $1.20 around here. Plus, we had enough to make three jars of pickles and some pickle relish, and it is comforting knowing what is going into our foods!
- 9/1/2008 11:07:14 AM