Archives for: January 2008, 28
My Darling Daughter and I went to the grocery store with a list of foods that are beneficial for both Hunters and Teachers. I wrote last summer how pleased I was with the grocery store where we now live. Again on this shopping trip I was amazed at how many unusual foods they routinely carry. When we checked out, the cashier asked if I had found everything I was looking for. I answered, "I did remarkably well, considering I had some pretty weird items on my shopping list." She smiled and said, "People in this community are interested in health and we try to keep them happy."
We bought mustard greens and ate them over the weekend. I had mine cooked, DD mixed hers raw with a salad. Both of us liked them. I liked the flavor better than collard greens. She thought the raw greens tasted "sort of minty."
I liked the pine nuts better than she did. It wasn't that she thought they tasted bad. She just didn't think they measured up to other beneficial Teacher nuts like walnuts, pecans or peanuts. They reminded me of macadamia nuts which I have avoided for so long that I may not remember them correctly. But I will be happy to eat the pine nuts by myself.
We're going to have the escarole tonight for dinner with roasted turkey.
We bought currants, which are super beneficial for her and neutral for me. I had expected to find currants as a seasonal Christmas item, but my store carries them year round - and for a reasonable price. Since raisins are toxic for both of us, I expect we will be putting currants in our trail mix.
We bought Romano cheese, which we put in a salad with black beans. Both of us liked it a lot. We also bought a rutabaga, which I am still a little scared of. Maybe tomorrow for the rutabaga.
The produce manager says that they carry quince and passion fruit, but only in the summer. We saw persimmons, guava, and pomegranates, but we couldn't remember how they were classified. It turns out guava is good for me and persimmon is good for DD. We can buy those two on our next shipping trip, but pomegranates are bad for us both.
These are all new foods to us. I'm hoping some of them will become surprise GTD favorites the way parsnips and kohlrabi did when I started the BTD.