Friday, April 22, 2011

Vegging Out Again

--tap tap tap--

Anyone home?

HellooooOOOOOooooo in there!

It's awfully quiet.

Yep, it's been VERY quiet over here for quite a while--years! I can't believe how long it's been! Did you miss us? Have you been eating your veggies? Are you a member of a CSA or thinking about joining one? Well, I have news: We're doing it again!

The big change this time is that our farm, Myerov Farm, now offers HALF SHARES! This is much more appropriate for the two of us and was just the nudge we needed to take the plunge. If you remember, we had a bit of a tough time as just two people keeping up with the amount of produce we were given each week.

If you have kids or eat tons of veggies, this wouldn't have been a problem. For two of us? Help. I also have to confess (again) that I've never been much of a vegetable eater. I tried almost every veggie we got, but I never got to the point where I felt like I'd been converted. Oh sure, I loved the corn, potatoes, and all the fruit, and I found out I really don't mind cucumbers, lettuce, and carrots, but I never did develop a taste for, say, kale or beets. Oh, and tomatoes? They're probably a lost cause. However, a lot can happen in three years, so I'm willing to give it another go. The summer of '08 did get me used to trying new things, a skill which came in handy during some of our travels.

Gerry, on the other hand, loves vegetables and will try anything. He ate pretty much anything set in front of him in Morocco, even if he wasn't quite sure what it was.

But you know how it is. You get busy, you get lazy, and you go out to eat more or slap together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner because you're in a rush. We've definitely been slipping lately, so joining the CSA is also a pledge to pay more attention to what we're putting in our bodies.

We had a really good time the first time around, so I hope you'll follow along with us as we VEG OUT again this summer!


Anonymous said...

I'm doing the CSA again this sumer too. Our first delivery is this Wednesday. I wonder what we'll get?

Linda DeMars

Have you you ever tried kale stir-fried? Or chopped in a soup of chicken broth and other things -pasta, maybe beans ( white or red?). I also love collard greens stirfried.

Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor said...

This is my first time to this blog. I comment in your other blog, and never knew about this one. I just love veggies. This sounds like a blog I will come to on a regular bases just like your other one.

Darling Petunia said...

Linda, we weren't too adventurous with kale. That's something we have to work on this time around!

Darling Petunia said...

Paula Jo, I'm glad to see you over here! This blog is a little different, because Gerry is involved too. I think you'll enjoy it!

Donna said...

I've heard of people making chips of some sort with kale. I don't think it involved deep frying, so I didn't investigate further. Actually we used to have kale when I was a kid and I could tolerate it. But it was always frozen and chopped up into little pieces. What you'd do with a fresh one I have no idea.

All the CSAs around here are in the winter, since that is our growing season. But I'm too busy for it then, so it would all go to waste. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Moira said...

Kale is great if you know how to cook it. I saute some baby bella mushrooms and garlic, then throw the kale in the pan and wilt it down with just a touch of vegetable (or chicken) stock. It does not get as wilted as spinach because it's a more sturdy veg. Completely delcious!!!