Posts Tagged vegetables

Spiced Okra

I’m enchanted by vegetables. Bet you don’t hear that everyday! Now don’t get me wrong: I’m most definitely an omnivore, and I enjoy meat for most meals on most days, but vegetables are much more interesting and enjoyable for me to prepare and eat. I


A Chinese Okra by any other name…

…would still be a crazy looking vegetable. But oh, so tasty! My in-laws call it turai, which is what I called it before I knew there was another name. When I saw some at my local farmer’s market, I asked one of the vendors and


Karela (Bitter melon)

I’m all for trying new things. My philosophy is that I will try (eating) anything once, and I have discovered some delicious food over the years that I might have missed if I were less adventurous: raw quail eggs, goat curry, fried pickles, and kombucha,


Asparagus Bacon Frittata

I really like eggs. And I really like bacon. And I really like asparagus. Presto! A breakfast that combines them all! This morning I was making bacon for the kiddos, and I had some asparagus in the fridge that needed eating, plus some sliced onions and


Wax Beans

I never met a wax bean I didn’t like. What’s not to like? They are similar in taste and texture to green beans, but have a lovely yellow color and are slightly sweeter. Whenever I see these at the farmer’s market, I have to buy some,


Beautiful beet greens

This year we decided to try to grow some beets. My husband and I both love roasted beets, and we had a little room in our raised vegetable bed, so we thought we’d give beets a chance (pun intended). We planted the Bull’s Blood variety,

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