I’ve decided that one of my 2011 ambitions is to try new fruits, vegetables and whole grains, one per week. Hopefully I’ll find an entirely new set of favorites that weren’t previously in the regular grocery or farmer’s market rotation. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll figure out what to do with all of that zucchini that appears in late summer. I mean, really, what do people do with six pounds of home-grown zucchini that the neighbors have handed off?
Now, that’s not to say that I’ve never consumed some of these foods before, but rather that I’ve never actually purchased and prepared them myself. There are a startling number of foods that fit into this category, from fennel salad to barley risotto. And I’m bound and determined to crack the code of good beans that are neither undercooked nor unpleasantly mushy. It’s an ongoing effort.
And, on occasion, I’ll try something new that isn’t healthy at all. You’ll hear about that, too. Hey, sometimes you find something new and tasty and just feel compelled to share with others. Nothing wrong with that. (Right?)