I've been a long time lover of Allrecipes and just recently joined. Over the past bit of time, I've religiously read several people's logs; yet never, have I felt inclined to respond. Whether I agree or disagree. Some of the topics have brought strong
emotions upon me, from person struggling with cancer, who felt the unnecessary pull to withdraw his poignant blog due to the the fact that it isn't "foodie" to the peanut allergy conversation. I love this site.
So here I am (albeit, with my horrid punctuation) to add my thoughts.
Last year, on the recipe exchange someone inquired what to to with some now forgotten ingredient from her CSA. CSA? What in that world is that. I spent a lot of time researching to understand that it referred to Community Supported Agriculture and then
even more time to find one in the Denver area. Eureka! I found one, signed up for it, and then struggled with the mother lode of familiar and unfamiliar veggies. I, alas, asted so many of the beautiful veggies that I received last year.
This year, we signed up again, for Grant Family Farm's CSA. Older and wiser we are!! Now, I know what a pea looks like before it's shelled. And even, what the heck is a kohlrabi. I grew up in Denver, in a family that values nutritious, wholesome food.
But, how sad is it that it took me more than 30 years to even recognize an unshelled pea or the mysterious kohlrabi? I wonder, If I will do better at keeping my own children, when I have them, in closer contact with our Earth.
So, in the spirit of sharing, I have once more been inundated with beets. In my family, beets mean either juice or borscht. Both I love, but am in search of new beet havens. Any suggestions?