Saturday, August 1, 2009
Theresa, my friend and mentor from work, is always sending me home with food. It's usually left over stuff from a banquet or meeting, but I'm not complaining (those little boxes of cereal come in handy). This time however, she sent me home with a basket of vegetables from her garden. I was ecstatic to see the tomatoes and corn since they both are sort of expensive at the store. However, I was unsure of the okra. Living in the south, I have of course HEARD of okra, but I don't remember ever eating it, much less COOKING it. So I asked around and was basically told to cut it up, bread it and fry it. So I did. And it was DELICIOUS! Of course the girls had nothing to do with it because it wasn't macaroni and cheese, but I really liked it. Actually, I really liked all the fresh vegetables. Peeling the corn reminded me of my childhood, when dad would put us out on the back porch to do it, so as not to make a mess. The tomatoes were delicious and tasted like sunshine. Now I know why vegetables are one of the four food groups!
If only I had some raspberries...