A few months ago our storage freezer broke, forcing us to clean it out and buy a new one. As the bags of frozen vegetables were strewn on my garage floor during the freezer transfer, I had a revelation. We were in a veggie rut.Although I try to prepare healthy meals, which almost always include a vegetable, the variety has been limited to green beans, peas, and corn. I know that there is a whole world of veggies that we ignore, more out of habit than anything else. In order to break us out of our veggie isolation, we have joined a farm CSA.
I am proud of everybody for trying the dish, but despite the effort even I have to admit that it was not good. I think that the recipe would have been far more successful had I substituted spinach for the kale. Kale, it turns out, kind of tastes like muddy paper regardless of how it is prepared.While I was hoping for a home run, I suspect that we are going to experience a lot of culinary misses during our summer of vegetable exploration. Hopefully, we will find a few more to add to our rotation through our efforts. Even if we don't, it won't be from lack of trying.