I love free food. It’s especially nice when it’s either right in my backyard, or when someone just hands it over. In this meal, I have combined these two fine things.
Day lily buds, picked from my backyard. Rinsed and drained.
Fresh chives, also from the backyard,
Cooking in olive oil. It works best if you cook them quickly over medium-high heat.
Wild field greens, a gift from A (thank you!).
I threw them right in the pan,
It cooks down so much, it doesn’t really get in the way (for long) of cooking the buds. I sprinkled a little salt on all of it, and added a bit of olive oil to the greens.
A thin piece of light rye bread, drizzled with olive oil…
with some Dijon mustard spread on top.
It just looks cool.
The greens are a little tough. I ate this with a knife and fork, and you really do need a sharp knife. Otherwise, just be prepared to get a great big mouthful…which isn’t really a bad thing. If you’re eating alone.
The buds are mildly sweet and taste like squash, and the greens lose their bitterness when you cook them. And this whole meal probably cost me $1. Awesome.
I almost forgot to add, I sent out my 3rd love letter today for my summer writing project. Workin’ on some more tonight, I think I’m getting a pretty decent start.