Asparagus has been used as a vegetable and medicine, owing to its delicate flavour, diuretic properties, and more. It is pictured as an offering on an Egyptian frieze dating to 3000 BC. In ancient times, it was also known in Syria and in Spain. Greeks and Romans ate it fresh when in season, and dried the vegetable for use in winter; Romans even froze it high in the Alps, for the Feast of Epicurus.
This garnet-hued winter vegetable is so sweet when cooked that we never feel the need to go beyond boiling (or roasting or smoking) them. But the beet's natural sweetness also means that they're a truly versatile ingredient, making them just as natural of an entree as for dessert. (That's right, you can make cake and even sorbet with those bulbous beets. And pasta. And hummus.) So, it might be time to try something new.
The cultivation of the pear in cool temperate climates extends to the remotest antiquity, and there is evidence of its use as a food since prehistoric times.
Many traces of it have been found in the Swiss lake-dwellings. The word “pear”, or its equivalent, occurs in all the Celtic languages, while in Slavic and other dialects, differing appellations, still referring to the same thing, are found—a diversity and multiplicity of nomenclature which led Alphonse de Candolle to infer a very ancient cultivation of the tree from the shores of the Caspian to those of the Atlantic.
Thinking of starting a small vegetable garden at home? Here are a few easy tips and ideas to help you plan!
Square foot, container and other small plot garden plans are perfect for growing vegetables when space or time are limited. Planning and planting a small garden is a very wise decision in today's economy.
But the beet's natural sweetness also means that they're a truly versatile ingredient, making them just as natural of an entree as for dessert.
Salad Bowl lettuce includes both red and green varieties. Amply named, one plant fills a salad bowl with no need to add other lettuces.
“Red Salad Bowl” is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with very pretty burgundy-green crimped leaves.
This award winning variety produces large, slow bolting, non-heading plants with sweet, succulent red leaves..
Red Salad is awesome.