Give The Gift Of Bitter Flavours To Your Favorite Gardeners
It is now the time for some pre-holiday emails showcasing different organic seeds you might consider giving to the foodies and gardeners you love.
And this holiday season, we’ll be featuring a different flavor each week.
And we’ll start with everyone’s favorite of the flavors (or at least my favorite) - BITTER.
Think of all the BITTER things you love to eat or drink … coffee, chocolate, Brussel, sprouts, red wine.
Now there might be a little sugar or cream to cut the edge off of some of that bitter, but we all know what we really love is those strong bitter undertones that deep into your body and make you feel sooo good.
Unfortunately, I will not be telling you you can grow your own coffee or chocolate at home. And I won’t be giving you vine trellising tips for your grape vines.
But here are the next best bitter flavors for your home garden
Treviso Radicchio & Escarole are amazing foundations for hearty salads. They are quite cold hardy vegetables too.
Rapini is great fried with garlic and oil or any kind of greasy food. Very easy to grow.
Bitter Melon is the strongest flavor on this list. If you’re not familiar with Bitter Melon, then taste a bit first before you serve it to your kids. If you are familiar, then grow them and eat them with abandon! Do note that bitter melon likes a longer season and might need some love to grow well in zone 3 or zone 4.
Wishing you bitter flavors for a sweet holiday season!