Dear Family & Friends
The assortment of Brasica plants (like the brocoli, Brussel sprouts, Kale, Cabbages) we grow in the garden have survived the harsh winter. It's their second year and by summer, they will start producing seeds. But for now, we are harvesting their leaves and even flowerettes...they taste so sweet, having produced sugar to go through the cold season. They have given us lots of fresh greens over the winter and through spring before our summer veggie variety arrives.
I'm not very good in growing a full head of brocoli or cauliflower...and I couldn't figure what I'm not doing right...but that's OK...we are just as happy and content to harvest the little blooms they give plus the fresh edible leaves...all very tasty too:)
|My cute purple brocoli flower|
Most of the time, I just invent my own meal recipe...but it must be healthy and delicious....the key is we like our food flavoured with lots of herbs.
Today I went and harvest dandelions...Yes, we got lots of them in our garden...I don't pull them out anymore...they are meant to be edible weeds...free food you know:)
|A happy clump of Dandelion|
The whole plant of Dandelion....leaves, flower and roots are edible and rich in vitamins. Spring is the best time to taste the leaves while they are young and fresh....less bitter. I stir fried it and there wasn't much to go around...they shrunk...a bit bitter, but we like it:)
|Dandelion leaves can be mixed with other leafy salad|
When they start blooming, I must try the flower and cook it with batter...as fritters! I heard that the roots can be roasted and grinded for coffee...shall I try that as well? We'll see.
March on...and have an adventurous week:)