I nearly jumped with joy when I saw kohlrabi at the farmer's market today. I mean, strawberries do make me very excited....but nothing beats a crisp kohlrabi with a bit of salt and pepper on a hot day. The little boy at the next stand over was also selling veg-eh-tah-bllls. He did not agree with my pronouncement that kohlrabi were delicious.
"But, have you ever tried one? You can't say you don't like something if you haven't tried it!"
"Nuh-uh. I don't like it."
His father looked at me, and I know this argument had been tried before. Too bad. Cause he is missing out.
-Kohlrabi (raw. Although apparently you can cook it? I don't think I'll ever gravitate away from just cutting it up and mixing a bit of salt and pepper on a plate and dipping)
-Golden beets (to practice savory and sweet beet salad recipes for Midsommar)
-Rhubarb (my grandma's famous rhubarb dessert! recipe to be posted tomorrow...with a picture!)
-Strawberries (breakfast tomorrow. All one quart that I bought. Because I can.)
-Lettuce (the first bit eaten tonight with cucumbers and a peanut noodle dressing I make up with peanut butter, plum vinegar, powdered sugar and soy sauce. Oh--and scallions. Can't forget the scallions!)
This morning was a bit sad, though...I came home from the gym to see the giant tree in my window being cut down. I used to have a beautiful view of the brick of Ashdown seen the very green branches of a tree....now I just have brick and construction. They tore down all three trees in the courtyard---and I'm just sad about it. I mean, I'm sure they have plans to plant new trees once Ashdown construction is over, but I'm quite sure I won't be living here by the time another tree is four stories tall, happily giving me some green to look at.