Jay’s Organic Corner:
Tips For Healthful Living
By Jay North www.GoingOrganic.com
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Shopping Lately? What to do after you get home from the Farmers
The dining room table
is laden with beautiful Edible Flowers you just brought home from
the local Farmers Market. The family is excited and waiting to
see what’s going be added to the recently placed, lovely
color. Now what?
I know, you got all
excited at the market today, with so many things to choose from,
and you got a little carried away buying unusual organic vegetables,
herbs, fruits, and edible flowers, didn‘t you? Don’t
Now, I know it’s
true that not many cookbooks include vegetables like Kohlrabi,
Frieze, Bok Choy, and Acube, which are just a few among many of
the offshore vegetables now being grown today in the USA. Even
the most seasoned gourmet chef can get a little lost in the kitchen
with some of these delights.
However, here are a
few tips on how to easily incorporate these vegetables into your
gourmet vegetables all go great in stir-fry. Here’s all
you need to do. Start with a large saucepan and saute some olive
oil and garlic over low-to-medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of water and
be prepared to add a little more water as the dish progresses.
Chop Kohlrabi into small, bite-size pieces, add them to the pan,
allowing the Kohlrabi pieces to cook for 20 minutes. Add some
onion if desired. Add Aucbe, using the root, stem, leaves and
flowers. Add Frieze and Bok Choy. Season with a dash of red pepper,
soy sauce, and brown sugar.
All the vegetables
mentioned above can be grown in your backyard. They all require
a warm climate, plenty of water, soil with a high nitrogen content,
and direct sun. Frieze is the touchiest to grow, as it requires
specialized techniques to get it right and white. It starts out
as common Chicory, grown to maturity. Then, while the root is
still in the ground, the green portion is cut off and either consumed
or turned into mulch. The small amount of green that is left intact
is covered with blue moss, with a shade cloth placed over the
head. The plant is re-grown with blue moss covering it at all
times to make white Frieze, Viola.
Steam Kohlrabi for
twenty minutes. At the same time, cook up a light mixture of olive
oil and butter, adding garlic salt. Then just dip the Kohlrabi
into the olive oil and butter mixture. Yummy.
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