Saturday, February 28, 2015

We Need Our Fresh Greens


Everyone should seriously consider growing pea shoots as an antidote to Winter's heavier foods and gunmetal skies. The tender leafy greens take up very little sunny real estate in the home, needing only a few inches of counter or windowsill space with streaming daylight. Larger,older shoot can be stir-fried for an authentic Chinese treat and the smaller stems and leaves used for salads and garnishes. Many a stodgy meal of sturdy grub at Cafe Drake HRV has been brightened by a few shoots strewn across too beige plates.

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