Vegetable porn

There was plenty of fruit in the Marquesas, but precious few fresh veggies beyond long-storage varieties. If you wanted, you could pay $12 for a plastic-sealed bag of rapidly ageing lettuce in the Tuamotus. Through most of the islands, familiar fresh veggies were scarce. It was fun to work out things to do with the omnipresent starchy tubers and hardier new greens, but we crave what we cannot have.

Maybe that’s another reason why I’m so enamored of the gorgeous produce coming from our community garden effort. Here’s a peek at the current bounty… or at least the best I can give with the lousy camera that’s built into my phone.

Not the garden glamor queens, but possibly my favorite… fava beans. A little time consuming to prepare but worth every bit… if I make these for you, it means I love you.
fava beans = love

Gorgeous PURPLE broccoli. With little yellow flowers. Have you ever seen prettier broccoli? Didn’t think so. Oh and then there’s the chard and some lettuce and a couple of forgotten swedes in the pretty basket…
purple broccoli

Kale, celery, carrots, radishes, beets, green onions. Take me now.
bounty

Mind blowing color. Stems on the chard are even more vibrant than my lame camera phone suggests.
fluorescent chard

Mind you, it is only mid-springtime Sydney right now. Tomato season is so close, I can almost taste it!

One Response to Vegetable porn

  1. discoknitter October 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    YUM!

    Must get back into the garden 🙂

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