In an effort to get more vegetables into my family, and in an effort to eat locally I signed up for a CSA (community supported agriculture). I basically agreed to buy a box of vegetables from a local farm for a certain number of weeks. At first I was totally jazzed. Felt good about feeding my family new stuff, and I got that “green high” from doing something oh so good for the environment, my local economy, etc.
Then I got bored.
See, I am more like a kid than a grown-up when it comes to vegetables. I don’t really like them. I try. But frankly, sugar tastes better. And when it comes to snack time, I’m going to pick chips and salsa or cookies over carrots and hummus every time. Every Time.
So this morning I was confronted with a fridge full of about-to-go-bad veggies. And I started feeling guilty. I made a pesto with most of what was left… spinach, broccoli, parsley. We’ll see if it actually gets used. I hope we do eat it. I like that “green high”.