Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Tale of Jack Frost and the Sprouts

Last night we experienced our first hard frost of the season. We hit a low of 28 degrees-F and were happy to be eating porridge (hot oatmeal) for breakfast.

Despite the freeze we were able to harvest Swiss chard and spinach from the garden once the sun had been up for a few hours, and we picked our first ever crop of Brussel sprouts.

Tonight's dinner was home made shepherd's pie and freshly picked 'greens' that were packed full of flavor. Brussel sprouts never tasted so good!


Andrew said...

A very eloquent defense of the under-appreciated brussels sprout. I think even Brenda who thinks they are the foulest food known to human kind might be tempted!

Brenda said...

eeeeew sprouts. hmm. maybe if i grew them myself. maybe. but even then, i dunno...