Yesterday (December 28, 2011), I posted pictures of all the greens that I picked up from our backyard. It consisted of radish, radish-green, beet-green, mustard-green, three types of lettuce, celery-leaves and celery-stalk, baby swiss-chard, baby-spinach. I can harvest all these because of the greenhouse, and that there has not been any snow/blizzard here yet - a big proof of climate change. So, using all those greens, I cooked up three different dishes.
The radish was chopped up in small places and immersed in white vinegar, salt and sugar. This is how radishes and carrots are often served, before the food, in many Chinese, Thai restaurants. The overgrown radish green were chopped up and sauted with garlic. All the other greens were made into a salad with pine-nuts, boiled cracked-wheat (also sometimes referred to as Bulgar in the US, though two are very different), lemon-juice and salt.
Nature's Inspiration Movie
http://www.flickspire.com/m/HealthierL433/NaturesInspiration -- Nature's Inspiration Movie: The photographs in this short video are from award-winning photographer, Ken Jenkins, and they are breathtaking. However, this video is much more than beautiful photographs! Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude. Absolute must watch for nature lovers.