Asian Greens

We love Asian veggies.  They grow well here and we enjoy them in salads, soups and stir-fries. We’ve come to appreciate them as wonderful tastes of spring.

We’ve been encouraging our customers to try them and more have been doing so every week. Everyone who tried our Tokyo Bekana two weeks ago came back the next week and bought more, raving about how good it was.  Orders have spiked up this week.  It’s encouraging to know that those who try them enjoy our Asian greens as much as we do.

Last night Cherie made us a stir fry featuring baby bok choy, Yukina Savoy, komatsuna, and tatsoi.  It was really delicious.

Asian veggies are nutrient dense and many people claim there are significant health benefits to eating them.  I suspect that’s true, which is just icing on the cake.

I encourage anyone who has access to fresh seasonal Asian veggies to give them a try.  If you do, chances are they’ll become a regular part of your spring diet.

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8 comments on “Asian Greens

  1. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, I have enjoyed stir very much but since no one else in the house like it, I never fix it. It’s a treat when I get stir fry on invitation to other people’s houses. It’s really not that hard to fix and, as you say, probably a healthy way to eat vegetables. I’ve never grown any of the Asian vegetables before. My main thrust has always been the coveted tomato and bell peppers.

    Have a great Asian greens day.

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    • Bill says:

      You should try adding a few next year Dave. That’s what we did. Just take a little corner of the garden and experiment! We’ve discovered how easy they are to grow, and how delicious they are.

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  2. Sounds terribly healthy Bill. 🙂 –Curt

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  3. shoreacres says:

    You or Cherie or both of you might enjoy looking through the “Edibles” category on Nikkipolani’s blog. There are over three hundred recipes for the sort of meals you enjoy, and plenty of ways to use the sort of produce that comes from your garden. She and her Vietnamese family immigrated to this country, and she often prepares familiar foods for her parents and friends. I found a way to use bok choy on her blog — very tasty, too!

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  4. EllaDee says:

    I’m old enough to remember when there was no such thing, not even a Chinese restaurant. Thank goodness for the influx of cultures and their food 🙂

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    • Bill says:

      Amen. I remember when the first Italian restaurant came to town (I was a teenager). I’d go there and order things off the menu, with absolutely no idea what it was going to be. Later someone opened a restaurant selling tacos and it quickly went under. Of course there were no Asian restaurants.

      These days even in our little country town there are Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Indian restaurants (and likely others that I’m forgetting). We don’t eat out often but it’s nice to have those options (and so radically different from the way it was here in my childhood). From my years in Tampa I do miss Cuban food. Maybe someday we’ll even have a Cuban restaurant here. 🙂

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