🤸♀️ I have basil on my mind! 🤸♀️
🌱 I always associate basil with Italian food and here I am in Italy at a writing workshop and the basil flavor in the foods is more delicious here than at home.
🌱 Basil is good for a lot more than enhancing the flavor of tomatoes!
🌱Basil contains essential oils, including eugenol, citronellol and linalool that help lower inflammation.
🌿 Licorice is a member of the pea family. It grows wild in southern Europe and Asia. It’s mostly grown for it’s rhizomes and roots.
🌿 Licorice is fifty times sweeter than sugar, but generally not used as a sweetener because of it’s strong flavor.
🌿 Licorice can be purchased as the whole dried root, sliced, or powdered.
🌿 When my children were small, they were given four or five inch pieces of licorice root at their school’s Halloween festival, as a healthy, sweet treat. They enjoyed chewing on it for weeks. Licorice root cleanses the mouth and teeth and arrests tooth decay because of it’s germicidal action.
🎉 🎉 I learned so much about the health benefits of lettuce when researching this post!
🥗 I really thought that I was going to be writing about the fiber in lettuce, but there is so much more!
🥗 Lettuce is one of the most valuable healing foods because of it's high organic water content.
🥗 Lettuce also has nearly all the necessary vitamins.
I have to admit, I've never been a big fan of radishes.
🌱 However, they're very easy to grow, so I would give seeds to my kids to plant when they were young. They come up quickly and are very satisfying. I would use the greens in a salad or stir fry, and give the actual radishes to my neighbor, who loves them.
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.