Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December leaves


Trout lettuce - of which I will never be rid, I suspect, after its prolific self seeding; spinach, its undersides infested with a tiny, reddish mite, hence too much trouble to wash and eat; unsure (some kind of chicory?) - nice and bitter; red romaine; giant red mustard - miniature here, but in my mother's garden so giant it is embarrassing; dwarf kale; peas and fava beans. All making lots and lots of leaves, right now. The mustard is especially good - tender and very hot.

4 comments:

  1. chicory: dandelion?
    Can I be your cat? I need a nap on your square feet, so I can sniff your greenery.

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  2. Yes, basically - dandelion :-) It was part of seed mix and pops up amongst the red romaine. I wish my cat had your brains. He's crazy for any kind of grass, literally running for it if I wave a green blade at him. Gobbles it down, waits five minutes, and then...

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  3. lucky duck! All greenery here, hardy or otherwise, has been covered in snow for months. Even Kale doesn't appreciate -20C. vicarious leaves...thnx. I do grow fenugreek, cilantro, arugula in pots under a grow light when i get desperate. Sprouts and microgreens in the kitchen as well. The joys of the Canadian Prairies in winter...off to book an Hawaiian getaway.

    cheers,
    Jake

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  4. Yeah Jake, vicarious leaves! Yummy! Though it does feels a little odd to be eating raw greens at this time of year somehow. A bit too yin... : )

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