Monday, March 12, 2012

Eat Some Greens!

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

A sink full of greens freshly harvested from Dos Manos Farm in Marana.
  • A sink full of greens freshly harvested from Dos Manos Farm in Marana.

It's sad how long I went without greens in my life. I was in my 30s before somebody introduced me to collards, kale, chard and the various other leafy vegetables that are delicious and have the added benefit of being utterly nutritious as well.

I have a feeling I'm not alone on this one. Local farmers say many shoppers at local farmers' markets don't know what to do with greens. They say their job is equal parts growing the leafy vegetables and educating people about how to use them. Once introduced, however, people almost inevitably come back for more.

There are innumerable kinds of greens and countless ways to use them. Broccoli greens, mustard greens, wild greens and, yes, even purple greens. You can scramble them into eggs, or add them to a chicken casserole for a bit of extra texture. I usually take the purist route, cooking them with a little sautéed garlic and onion so the healthy, vibrant flavors can sing out loud.

The farmers' markets are full of greens right now, but that will taper off when the temperature starts rising. Grab a few bags the next time your at the market and give them a whirl. You might be in for a very tasty surprise.

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Adam Borowitz

Staff Pick

Tucson Cold Wet Noses Fundraiser

Raffle prizes, drink specials, food trucks, bake sale, raise funds to pay veterinarian bills for 40 adoptable… More

@ Shelter Cocktail Lounge Fri., Aug. 26, 5-9 p.m. 4155 E. Grant Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. World View Case Moves Forward After Motion Denied (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Quick Bites: How Do Ya Like Them Apples? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Win Tickets to See the Diamondbacks on Friday (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation