Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme and hosted by Francesca.This week's theme is part of a trilogy inspired by the game "animal, vegetable, or mineral?" It comes from Dana. Last week we did animal, so this week it is vegetable.
Our local Farmers' Market started the last weekend of May and I made sure I was at the first one and each one since. The fresh produce is limited right now due to Ohio's climate, but it will be picking up soon.
As you can see, I buy more than produce! Such yummy deserts like fried pies of cherry or peach or black raspberry and fudge! So delicious!
Ahem! I must get to the topic!
Fancy, red-tipped lettuce that makes a wonderful base for a salad.
I am having a salad each day
and then fixing the vegetables another way for the other meal.
Fresh beets complete with dirt clinging to them.
I looked up recipes for beets
and found an interesting article on the beet leaves.
They are supposedly the 'new spinach'
and are packed full of nutrients.
(I don't have a photo of the actual leaves;
I didn't realize their importance at picture time.
Oh wait--one is peeking out by the onions but they are much bigger
than this one shows and more colorful too!)
There was a recipe for them:
Cut the leaves from the stems.
Rinse at least twice.
Blanche in boiling water for 2 minutes,
then submerge in ice water.
Wring them out in your hands.
They will store in fridge for three days.
To fix for a meal, lightly saute in olive oil with chopped/minced garlic cloves.
I was skeptical, but they weren't bad.
The recipe suggested lemon juice squeezed on them
and I think that would have improved the flavor.
I will try them again when I have lemons handy.
Finally, lovely onions that flavor stir fry and salads.
For more views on vegetables from the corners of the world
check out Francesca's.