Archives for: September 2004, 27
Of all the grocery stores in my area, I've only found one that carries kohlrabi. It's not near my home, but it is near another store where I shop about every two weeks. Once I asked the produce manager why he stocks kohlrabi, but the other stores in this chain do not. He told me that he has one customer who comes in every week and buys all the kohlrabi he has. I wonder if she is on the BTD.
At any rate, as I was selecting my kohlrabi, I noticed a lady carefully picking out a vegetable I wasn't familiar with. So I said, "What are you buying, and how will you cook it?" She told me it was baby bok choy, and that she would steam it. Then she asked what I was buying. I told her kohlrabi, and that my favorite way to eat it was grated raw with olive oil and lemon - sort of like cole slaw.
Before the BTD I would never have started a conversation with a perfect stranger about a strange vegetable. Now it seems like a normal thing to do. I did not buy bok choy that day, because I wasn't sure how it was categorized. It turns out to be neutral for both Os and As, so I will try it soon.
Last night I decided to fix spaghetti at the last minute. I had eaten 100% rye crackers earlier in the day as a snack, so even though I fixed rice pasta, I had reached my grain quota for the day. I didn't have a spaghetti squash on hand, so I went rummaging through the refrigerator looking for something to put my spaghetti sauce on.
I pulled out one of the kohlrabi, grated it, and topped it with sauce. I'm not actually recommending this combination. It was ok, but I doubt it will become a favorite recipe. I only mention it to say that in a pinch there are creative ways to use beneficial vegetables.