Perks of working with food. I got some samples of produce (freebies, yay!) the other week with the mention of “Give it to someone who will appreciate and enjoy it…” and it simply landed on my table. Of course, I got excited (So I do qualify for those who appreciate and enjoy it, obviously). I usually just stick with lettuce for my salads and maybe toss in some carrots or jicama (singkamas). But with a handful of green stuff, I gladly poured some of my sister’s sesame seed dressing. 🙂
I got mesclun – meaning a mix of lettuces or random vegetables for salad, rockets, some edible flowers, french beans and baby carrots, some tiny baby leaves as well (which were apparently too sharp tasting to be included in a salad), and some herbs, which I set aside for another use. The rockets, I use sparingly. I love the bitter taste, but then getting all bitter leaves in a bite is a bit, ugh, like eating ampalaya or bitter gourd :s
But look at the pretty colors. It was a bit heart wrenching to eat the flowers, since they do looks so pretty. I would rather look at them and eat them, but they do taste just like the lettuce, or grass, and not what I thought flowers should taste like 😛
So what makes this any different from the other stuff in the market? For one, these look and taste really fresh. Two, it screams biodynamic specialty produce, which, as defined by wikipedia is ” is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system”. I don’t know how true this is, but it sounds good on paper anyway.
These would be available soon in SM Aura. 🙂