Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
Just got to share this yummy bit from none other than our trusted county extension agent, Jennifer Smith, from her column in the Lawrence Journal-World. Sounds like we’ve been tossin’ all the good leaves out. Like bean, beet, broccoli, carrot, cucumbers (young), eggplant (not too flavorful), Kohlrabi, okra, onion, young pea, pepper, radish, squash (young), sweet potato, tomato and turnip leaves. Yep, the leaves of all of these are safe to eat, plus the squash blossoms and the corn tassels.
Now two or three of these leaves we’ve been eating for years, like turnip and beet greens. But, oh my, look what we’ve been missing. Now, of course, any and all county extension agents will have the same information, they must also have some yummy recipes.
We’ve been told for years that dandelion blossoms are very good — maybe toss some of them into that new salad for some exciting color. Let us hear from you as you try these from next year’s garden. Right now I just can’t imagine eating tomato leaves.