Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First Harvest

The garden is brimming with edible, or pre-edible, delight. Carrots, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, asparagus, persimmons, many herbs--much is promised this season. Last night we had our first turnips. I know what you're saying to yourself: "Why is Heather always on about the turnips? Everyone knows turnips are terrible. Maybe she read an article about how good they are for you or something." But really, honestly, the variety we grow give turnips a good, totally non-bitter name. And they are never more not bitter than in early spring, when, as we found last night, they are sweet and delicately flavored and wonderful. We had them with chicken in tarragon sauce, and sauteed their greens with leftover brown rice.

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