thread in praise of underappreciated vegetables

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by kitty fabulous, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

    behold the parsnip. the rutabaga. the ruffled green beauty that is kale, and the succulent stalk of asparagus! where is the joy in eating green beans, mushy peas, and flavorless carrots from a can? let this thread celebrate our favorite fresh vegetables, so underappreciated!

    for example, i love parsnips. in the fall and winter i roast them with carrots and apples, or put them in stews. in the spring, the last of these over-wintered roots go into stir-fries with fresh asian greens from the CSA.

    now you sing the praises of your favorite veggie!
     
  2. mmmmm parsnips are good! i also love turnips. :)
     
  3. dhs

    dhs Senior Member

    Its a very short season, but my favorites are fiddleheads.
     
  4. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

    mmmm! fiddleheads! our co-op has some right now! i sauteed them with mushrooms.
     
  5. ive never had them... what do they taste like?
     
  6. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    I love fiddleheads too. I love all kinds of fresh veggies. I can't handle how people actually eat vegetables out of can. Blech.

    I just got back from the farmer's market where I got some fresh beets (with their greens of course).
     
  7. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

    fiddleheads are ferns, picked right after they come up, just before they uncurl into fronds. they taste sort of like asparagus.

    anybody ever get a share in CSA? we should be getting some mizuma, spinach, radishes, and asian greens tomorrow, and of course, more lettuce. mmmm, salad!
     
  8. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    mmm... veggies... I've a whole lot of them growing in my garden this year, just tons... peas, tomatoes, lettus, onions, beans... you name it, I likely have it growing! I can't wait until they're ripe enough to pick...
     
  9. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    what are vegetables?
     
  10. It's grilling season, folks. I love asparagus, squash (yellow and zuccini), and eggplant with a little olive oil, S&P, and GRILLED. YUM!!

    Anyone else have some good grilling recipe favorites?
     
  11. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    I can assure you, when Chief Cowpie is around, no vegetable is underappreciated.
     
  12. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    [​IMG]kohl rabi~crunchy green bulbous growth. :p so tasty

    and swiss chard!! i have a bunch of little chardlings poking their first leaves out of the earth. i cant wait till they're big enough to steam.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    oh man kohl rabi!!!!!!!!! I havent had that in so long..........

    wow, I almost forgot about that!! its about like a turnip, isnt it???

    I love turnips too, but I havent had them in so long.......

    cabbage is the shit too!
     
  14. halloweenriot

    halloweenriot Member

  15. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    OHHHHHH MAN thats just..............

    funny but lol.....wow brian, umm........ no comment.
     
  16. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

  17. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    steven hawkings is cool!! now no mockery!
     

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