Saturday, July 24, 2010
Trying New Foods
I like familiar-comfortable in foods, but, unlike my husband, I also like to try new things.
When our sons and DIL came for a recent visit, I discovered there wasn't enough frozen mixed veggies for five adults. Solution: I grabbed another bag of veggies from the freezer -- something green and colorful; something I'd never tried before -- and added a handful to the pot.
At supper, both my boys asked at almost the same time: "Are these edamane?"
My eyes lit up in surprise. My well-cuisined sons were familiar with this new-to-me veggie. "YES!" I answered. At which time, they both confessed to have eaten the husks. I was still in eye-blinking-delight mood when I noticed they both looked a little green themselves. I was then educationed by them, neither for the first nor the last time, about the proper way to eat edamane.
Oh, well. The discussion at the table then went to eating fiber and trees.