By making the novelty of a new food central to the challenge, it takes away the fear of new food. Trying something new becomes a fun weekly game instead of a chore.
Spring is also a great time to try new foods because of the abundance of fresh produce at the farmer's market. For our first week of the challenge, we found micro-greens and edible flowers at the Union Square Farmer's Market. We tried:
- Yu Choi, the small yellow flowers (above) which are a type of Chinese greens called "choy sum" which means flowering stem
My son tried one tiny bite of the greens and then grabbed a handful of greens (to go with his potato chips.) His hands were a little dirty--but I got a nice picture. I put the greens on a plate on the counter to take some pictures and he proceeded to eat my still life. My eleven year old tried them but passed on seconds saying she would eat the larger, edible flowers when she was in the country in the summer. The leftover greens also brightened up my tacos.
If you would like to join me and Feed Me Dearly in the 52 week challenge, send me an email with the name of your blog and I will get you information on how to participate.
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