Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Important Safety Tips

I grow kale in the garden. Even the deer don't eat it. That should tell me something.

I throw it in soups and stews. It's fine there but I needed another use for my fine crop. I heard about crispy kale from the oven. You are supposed to douse it with oil and salt and then pop it in the oven to crisp up. I left off the oil and salt as we don't do those things in this house.

OMG! You need the salt and oil. I may never get that taste out of my mouth! I am currently downing a lot of frozen yogurt to restore my taste buds to a semblance of normal. Tastes like slightly burnt cardboard. Really old burnt cardboard. From grandmother's attic.

Now think about that. Oil and salt. Kale is just a carrier and excuse for the oil and salt. Beware.

Well while in the garden I also plucked the last of the broccoli. I rinsed it well and cooked it up. Looked great! First bite was excellent!

OK. I have read that you should (and I have in the past) soak your broccoli in salted water for 20 minutes before cooking. Never saw a bug. Ever.

There, in my broccoli was one well cooked caterpillar. To be more accurate, there were several. I am really hoping I got to see them all. I had that first bite while watching TV. I am trying really hard to get the broccoli taste out of my mouth now as well.

There may not be enough frozen yogurt in the world. I'm going for the maple syrup. That may help.

1 comment:

  1. That happened to me once back in the 70s when I was being Earth Mother and growing vegetables organically. There it was on my plate - a lovely light green and very cooked caterpillar. I ever grew broccoli again and I still don't often eat broccoli.