When I was growing up eating my vegetables was no fun. I was great at pushing the cooked carrots around on my plate or “accidentally” dropping green beans on the floor for the dog. Looking back I can see I was served a lot of canned veggies and I do not mean canned Amish style out of the garden. I mean the Jolly Green Giant mass-produced cans. So it was surprise to discover fresh produce.
When we moved to California I started going to the farmer’s market every week. Year round there were great things to taste and try. Local nectarines and blueberries! Fruit is easy to enjoy. But I began to try different green vegetables I’d never tasted. Asparagus. What a treat. Fennel. Such a unique licorice like flavor. And just this year I ate my first Brussels Sprout. Who knew they were so tasty! Roasted with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Yum Yum Yum!
This spring as gardens are beginning to pop I am looking forward to trying some more new taste treats. What tastes of spring are you looking forward to? Are any of them green? Teehee And do you have a favorite vegetable recipe or preparation you’d like to share?
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