Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here's what we're doing and here's what we're eating!

Doing? Garlic Scapes 'R' Us! Read more about it on my dianadyer blog here.

Eating? Last year we were so disorganized with starting the farm and getting the house repaired, barn built, etc, etc, that we often 'asked' our market customers what time we should show up for dinner. :-) This year, now that we have moved to the farm and are leading far less hectic lives (still busy, just less frazzled), eating the great food we grow and that of our fellow farmers is our nightly pleasure!

However, sometimes we are eating so late in the day (we try to use every daylight hour outside at the farm) that a 'big meal' is just too big and there is not enough energy left to fix a multi-course meal anyway. So, by making sure we always have just a few simple ingredients on hand (and rice cooked up ahead of time), this easy, simple stir-fry supper is just right for us in addition to being beautiful and delicious.

(Photo: Baby bok choi, a mild and beautiful member of the Brassica family,  from Green Things Farm in Ann Arbor plus our garlic scapes)

Cooking and eating does not need to be complicated to be satisfying nor does the table need to be 'groaning' with too much to eat or appreciate. This was 'just right' for us that night!

Where kale plus baby bok choi are more than decoration on my plate!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD


Kateri said...

I can relate to not fixing dinner until dark, because I usually get home from work and spend the whole evening in the garden. I've been making lots of simple meals similar to this one with greens from our garden.

Unknown said...

Really??? Kale & Bok Choi??? I've got to try this. I recently rescued and adopted a bunny. I've tried learning everything I can about bunny care and proper feeding through the internet and trial & error. My Bunbun LOVES Kale. I've never eaten it. In fact if anything I think I've used it for decoration.

Thanks to my bunny I've been eating a lot more fresh veg & fruits. It suddenly occurred to me though that I've no idea what Kale tastes like or if I can even cook it. Thanks to your blog I know I can!

Keep up the great work!

jovaliquilts said...

Hi, Diana! I just got the Oct. 2011 issue of Eating Well magazine, and they have an article on kale, "The Vogue Veggie."

Diana Dyer said...

I'll look for this issue. I wish I had thought of that great phrase - the 'vogue veggie'!