This week I brought home some micro greens from the Farmers’ Market. What I didn’t know is that prior to our mystery food session, Rodney had taken the kids out for donuts and movie popcorn. So while I was running errands with Emma, Lauren and Sam were feasting on more junk than I usually eat in a week.
So what I’m trying to say is that micro greens were off to a horrible start. But miracle of all miracles, even after the sugar and the salt, Lauren said that she liked them. Loved them actually. Especially with a little drizzle of oil and salt. Can’t say I blame her after the morning she had. But I’m eager to get more of these greens into the rotation.
ME: This mystery food is micro greens. What does it look like?
SAM: It looks like bananas. It looks like strawberry ice cream.
LAUREN: I think it looks like clear donuts, with clear frosting.
ME: Are we looking at the same thing or is there a dessert hidden somewhere?
ME: Why donuts?
LAUREN: Because we just ate them.
LAUREN: Us! I had strawberry.
ME: What? No wonder! Who took you?
LAUREN: We got it from Daddy. Dunkin’ Donuts.
ME: So that’s how he gets you to eat your lunch.
ME: Why’d you get Dunkin’ Donuts?
LAUREN: Because it was our special day going to the movies. We got popcorn.
ME: What? You got popcorn and donuts today?
ME: OK, we’re getting off topic here.
ME: (Resignedly) What does it taste like?
LAUREN: I think it tastes like real greens.
ME: (Brightening) What do you think Sam?
SAM: It tastes like strawberries.
LAUREN: Let’s try it with Oy-live Oil and vinegar.
ME: OK, let’s do it.
SAM: I don’t want to try it like that.
ME: You don’t have to.
LAUREN: Yum! More and more and more.
ME: Those are peppery greens. Sam, want to try it?
ME: What does it smell like?
Poor micro-greens never had a chance!
I respect them (the greens) for their great recovery though! You have to be pretty good to come from that far behind…
Give me doughnuts everytime LOL
Those greens look like Rocket which I lurrrrve
Have a tanfastic weekend 😉
Thanks Steve, have a great weekend as well : )
I’ve never tried micro greens but I bet they leave you more energetic than donuts. 🙂
They’re great, I can usually only find them at farmers’ markets, and they’re a little on the expensive side, but so worth it.