I always grow my crops for their taste, not for their beneficial qualities, although when a particular vegetable combines both flavour and health benefits in one; I couldn't be happier.
One such case is Swiss Chard and/or Perpetual Spinach. I grow both. Both are delicious, and both are so good for you that they really should be prescribed 'free' by the NHS. You can almost feel them doing good.
Green leafy vegetables are nature's medicine cupboard. They make the body strong and resistant, and cleanse all those interior bits and pieces that need cleansing. They are a panacea for all ailments. They are the backbone of good health.
I really cannot remember if I've always enjoyed eating 'greens', probably not; but thank goodness my taste buds have accepted them since I was certainly very young. It genuinely worries me when children refuse to eat anything green; they are depriving themselves of so much goodness and energy.
My own grandchildren all seem to enjoy eating salads, leafy greens, and even sprouts; and they are all big strong fit boys. If only all children were thus!
I grew up eating green vegetables from my grandfather's garden and never remember not liking them all! Your spinach looks great!ReplyDelete
We ate it last night, it was delicious. Sweet and silky.Delete
If only.....I was always amazed when people would ask, "Your children eat salad?", or "Your children eat vegetables?" Well yes, they did and still do.Two of my grandchildren are slightly picky eaters, but the still love all manner of greens. They grow them, too.ReplyDelete
My lot amazed me a few years back when they asked for MORE!Delete
Here too there is no meal without a green salad, not from the garden, from the fields of others.ReplyDelete
That's the case here too; my salads refused to grow this year!Delete
And not cooked for twenty minutes like my parents used to do I hope? Then all goodness in the pan brimful of water was poured away! Times have changed thank goodness.ReplyDelete
Absolutely. Just wilted!Delete
I drinks me spinach. I juice fresh spinach or kale every morning. With apple, lemon and cucumber, it's delicious. I'm drinking it now. xxReplyDelete
That sounds so good. Unfortunately I don't have a juicer!Delete
No meal is complete without plenty of vegetables, greens in particular. I can't remember whether I liked them as a child I just remember that what was put on the plate had to be eaten.ReplyDelete
That meant that we liked them. I do remember having some dreadful 'greens' in hospital at E Grinstead. I cannot imagine what they'd done to them.Delete
I remember our Biology teacher telling us, at age 12 or so, that we should always have as many colours on our plate as possible. Greens twice a day in this house!ReplyDelete
A colourful plate is always better than a dull one. Your teacher was right.Delete
I have always loved greens of any description but my OH hates them. I can imagine him as a very naughty little boy saying "No" to his cabbage.ReplyDelete
He's not alone, some small boys (and probably girls) refuse to eat any vegetables at all.Delete
I like meat and one veg, always peas, beans or cabbage. Nothing else. I dislike carrots.ReplyDelete
I only like Carrots in Beef stews or grated raw with lemon juice. Otherwise I'm the same ; meat and one veg'.Delete
Yes, my mum only ever used a carrot for a beef stew and I am the same.Delete
Raining here all day. Just finished watching The Tour. Good result.Delete
Same here, rain all day, and Tour.Delete
Loads of greens eaten here, from the garden or from the fields, like Yael. Spinach is definitely only a winter vegetable, what was left has shrivelled up and disappeared no matter the watering.ReplyDelete
Some of our grandchildren eat greens, some don't. Our champion rower loves spinach and on her birthday her preferred meal was green beans. You can see why she's a champ.
I grow our Spinach and Chard for the winter months, but this year they seem to have excelled. In fact I've just sown another row, because I was worried we'd eat it all before Christmas.Delete
Spinach strudel very popular in Austria. I often go for it if I'm dining out. At home Mrs G throws everything from beans to lettuce to zucchini (courgettes) and back into the salad bowl almost every day regardless of what the main dish is. I've enjoyed spinach from as long ago as I can remember. Popeye got me there!ReplyDelete
I'm a bit the same with our salads. I search around, to see what's available. We have our first peaches at the moments, so they go in too!Delete
When I was a child if it was put on your plate you ate it or left it at your peril.ReplyDelete
The only thing I ever refused to eat as a child was Bread and Butter Pudding; I still wouldn't eat it today.Delete
Stores now sell (not cheaply) chopped greens like sliced brussel sprouts, chopped broccoli, sweet kale and a whole bunch of good stuff.ReplyDelete
I eat my greens when there are such available without a lot of work.
I saw recently that some store in the UK was selling 'Cauliflower Steaks'. I don't think they sold too many; they were twice the price of a whole Cauli.Delete
I had some at a restaurant last evening and it was delicious. I asked the owner how the chef prepared it and he came back and said he sautéed it in butter and apple cider vinegar along with salt and pepper. I never liked Swiss Chard before but I will definitely try it like that at home. It was very tasty.ReplyDelete