Wednesday, July 19, 2006

kretschmann farms organic farm box


farm box anatomy
Originally uploaded by zpa.
they read my mind. no more fresh herbs. except flat parsley and who doesn't have a zillion uses for that? sorry i obscured the broccoli. if you like this post and haven't seen 'curse of the wererabbit' you should. i was afraid it would be too much like 'bunicula' and it is, but then, it isn't.

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Anonymous Rebecca said...

I'm going out on a limb here, but I like curly parsley way better; it's a lot prettier and I think it tastes better, too. I refuse to knuckle under to the gourmet police and buy the flat leaf; I usually use salted butter, too.

12:05 AM  
Blogger zp said...

i think curly has a stronger flavor, its more THERE. sometimes that's good (but maybe not with fish). and that's why the flat is so easy to use, just slightly green and, for me, salty.

i heard this really scary report on the bbc about how fruits and vegetables have less nutrients in them now than 20 yrs ago and took it really seriously. sometimes i feel like some store veggies are so sweet and mild that they are nothing but sugar. like bagged spinach.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

I remember when Granny Smith apples were first introduced (or available, anyway); I was a freshman in college in 1971. They were unbelieveably delicious, crisp, intensely flavored, and tart. Now, although still crisp I find the flavor to be quite bland.

You're right about spinach; it used to taste much stronger and you really knew you were eating spinach!

Everything is bred for looks and transportability these days, but the Slow Food Movement gives me hope.

10:37 PM  
Blogger zp said...

it's interesting you use apples as an example. i grew up after 1971 and i've never liked apples at all. i actually used to say, when people asked me if I ate ___, "oh, I like everything except apples." sweet, dull, possibly spongy. the wrong fruit at the wrong time in, probably the wrong place. but reading about apples past always made me wonder if i was just tone deaf when it came to them or if something had changed or . . .

11:55 AM  
Blogger the chocolate lady said...

I think something has changed, applewise. I am just a teensy bit older, but I remember vastly more interesting apples, even in supermarkets.
You can still find some winners in farmers' markets. The early ginger golds are just showing up in New York.

3:21 PM  
Blogger juniper pearl said...

unrelated to all the other comments (though i, too, have gone from loving green apples to being consistently disappointed in them to avoiding all fruits apply, and i wasn't even born until 1978), but--how could anything be too much like bunnicula? bunnicula rocked the hizzouse! i think i loved it as much as i did because bunnicula was never personified like the other, narrating animal characters. he was simply a bunny, quiet and twitchy and somewhat blank . . . and vampiric. genius. it helped suspend disbelief somewhat, which was tough to suspend even when i was so very young.

9:02 PM  
Blogger zp said...

Oh, I love Bunnicula too.

8:01 AM  

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