Tuesday, March 01, 2005
She says "We never went hungry, but we ate a lot of mustard greens." She says you have to cook them with bacon fat to make them taste right.
Some of the plants are almost 6 feet tall by now and beginning to bloom.
I picked new shoots from plants no more than 2 feet tall because I heard smaller plants had a milder flavor. Some have just a little zip, but others taste almost like horseradish!
One particular set of leaves I tasted made my eyes widen and water and my nose involuntarily wrinkle up -- strong stuff!