My garden supply of fresh vegetables has ended. I still have lots of root vegetables, squash and pumpkins, but I’ve run out of greens. Today I bought a fridge full at the supermarket.
Maybe its just that I don’t usually go through the vegetable isles, but I had fun seeing all sorts of new things on the shelves. Something called Chinese broccoli looked interesting. I bet it’ll be good chopped and stir fried. I wonder if this is a good home garden crop?
And I was amazed at all the different types of sprouts. Sunflower, basil, alfalfa, clover, radish, broccoli. Amazing! I bought something called “Rainbow Blend”. The package says, “Ingredients: newly sprouted arugula, amaranth, bulls blood beet, celery, parsley, red cabbage, purple kohlrabi, rainbow chard, red giant mustard, mizuna, red russian kale, pac choi.” Wow! And it gets a premium price. $3.99! for a very small package. I’ve never grown my own sprouts, but will look into this as soon as I get my lights and shelves up after the holidays.
Something about going back to supermarket salads – I chopped up all sorts of things – tomatoes, cukes, red peppers, fresh young vidalia onions, avocado and the sprouts. It all tastes so mild. Ahh, the bland, even flavor of winter salads.