Sunday, April 7, 2013

Young Greens Signal Spring

"Within the cosmology of Chinese medicine, human beings are regarded as microcosms of the natural universe. We are subject to the same cycles that occur in nature. Spring is a time of rebirth, sudden growth, and rapid expansion. Vital force pushes to the surface, bursting through the quiescent confinement of winter. A crescendo of excitement builds as the life process reawakens." Efrem Korngold
At left, lacinato kale from Wild Garden Seed, grown from seed purchased in 2009. At right, Georgia collards from Bountiful Gardens.

We're pinching and savoring these teaspoon size, intensely green flavors of spring. Plain or tossed with a trace of olive oil and sea salt, they're nutrient packed. 

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