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Food Stamps Cooking Club: Curly Dock is Frugal Food?

April 26th, 2010

This bright delight soaked in the kitchen sink til Mother Connie cut the spines away and cut it into ribbons...

Oh, what fun it is to go to  “market” in your own back yard!

Since we use no pesticides  and we’re sure our neighbors don’t as well, we have the luxury of “shopping” for fresh produce right outside our door!

This bright bounty of tender, sweet and nutrition-packed Curly Dock hung out in our sink, soaking up the pure water and letting the dregs left by lawn mowing fall away.   Each leaf was folded to cut away the tough spine and the rest of the leaves were clipped into ribbons of fresh, green deliciousness.  The spines will be chopped and sauteed for another meal.

The ribbons were divided into salad bowls, sprinkled with a dash of Parmesan cheese and dressed with a bit of mayo, pickle juice and spot of sugar.

The remainder of this green goodness will be sauteed with a bit of onion and combined with a wonderful white sauce.  This will make a “comfort food” side dish for our ground beef patties that will grace our dinner table.

We're excited to finish off this lovely, leafy crop with our dinner!

If you are users of SNAP or WIC; if you are devotees of Angel Food Ministries or Farmers Market Coupons; if you just like to save money-and, have you noticed how close we are to the end of the month?-THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR YOU!  If you have food commodities or food pantry food in your cupboard and you make the opportunity to dress up your supper table with FRESH goodies from nature’s bounty, you may feel like a lottery winner!

Food is comfort.  Food is life.  Food should be FUN!  And yes, even if the Food Police are standing in your kitchen, you may play with your food!

Please share YOUR food ideas:     Thanks, kids!

Connie Baum

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