Yep, you read that right! Last night, I ate flowers along with my dinner.
Kale flowers, that is! Hehe… I know, I’m hilarious.
Have any of you guys tried kale flowers before? The Nutrition Coalition at my school has been holding farmers markets the past couple Mondays at school and I’ve been delighting in buying fresh greens, kale, bok choy, and swiss chard. Yesterday they were selling greens that came mixed with the pretty kale flowers!
The farmer assured me that they were edible, and sure enough, they are! I didn’t notice them taste like anything, really, beyond just lettuce-y. :)
I enjoyed some of the greens topped with a leftover farmers market swiss chard, zucchini, and pesto pasta dish that Matt whipped up last night.
Matt made the pesto himself in the food processor and it came out really well! He sautÃ©ed it with the swiss chard and zucchini and then added in the pasta once it was cooked. I loved the pesto with the swiss chard because it got all caught in the leaves so each bite was super flavor packed!
Swiss chard is so pretty :)
I love the colorful stems. Are they edible or super bitter like the stems on kale? I told Matt they were probably bitter and to cut them off, but I wasn’t really sure.
The other purchase that I made at the farmers market yesterday was some radishes!
I don’t think I’ve ever bought radishes before, so I figured what the hell! Always good to branch out. I like them on salads, but otherwise I have no idea what to do with them. Anyone have any good radish recipes? :)
p.s. Sorry for the small photos… I’ve been having majorly frustrating issues with Windows Live Writer ALL morning. I tried to publish this at 9 a.m. and kept getting “500 internal server error”… hours later finally just made all my photos tiny and posted using the actual WordPress dashboard. Sigh. Anyone have any thoughts on what’s wrong? I’m hoping it’s magically fixed tomorrow :)