翠綠一隅

去年十一月,冬風來臨之前,我撒下羽衣甘藍 (kale) 和高麗菜的種子。 這兩種子是趁著大特價的時候買來玩的,竟如如地抽芽長大,度過沒人搭理的冬天,成熟待採收。

整整兩個月,我每日必有一餐吃著羽衣甘藍和高麗菜。 高麗菜球狀外圍的綠葉,切細絲炒豆干特別美味。 這是美國品種的高麗菜,不若台灣高麗菜清甜爽脆,卻特別適合燉煮。 高麗菜切半與豆腐、香菇、黑木耳熬湯,田園風味的湯麵為陰暗的冬天增添了安寧感恩的情懷。

羽衣甘藍如春草般長滿一片,有幾株還長到了休耕的菜園裡,想來應是松鼠或鳥兒傳播種子而成。 羽衣甘藍從莖部靠近泥土處開始採收,剩下的莖幹持續生長,今天採了菜園左邊,明天摘了菜園中間,後天採收休耕菜園那兩株… ,它們樂得享受「修枝」的輕快,愈長愈盛。 以往生長期都是延伸至初夏才結束。 羽衣甘藍含有許多維生素,也含有豐富的鈣質和鐵質,對茹素的人而言是很珍貴的蔬菜。

將羽衣甘藍除去硬梗,葉片剝碎,與堅果、酪梨、番茄 (或柳橙) 一起做成生菜沙拉, 細細咀嚼,葉綠素的清香,嫩葉與核桃混和成森林裡獨特的滋味,百吃不膩。

春雨來襲,氣溫驟然升高,應是農耕時日到!

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31 Responses to 翠綠一隅

  1. 看妳輕輕柔柔的文章,想像妳安安靜靜的生活。
    讓我稍嫌紊亂的心靈也試著靜默下來!
    真好,一切平安。祝妳。

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    • Lady Oscar 說道:

      林律師~ 無恙? ^^
      謝謝你的鼓勵! 在植物與四時寒暑變化中焠鍊著心,一切俱足。
      願你安好,林律師。 願你心靈美滿,自在輕盈。

  2. serendipity 說道:

    近期我家附近也有人種高麗菜,結果被蟲蟲吃得只剩下中間的那些葉脈主幹,看起來變得好像一堆光禿禿的樹枝,成為另一種奇景

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    • serendipity 說道:

      今天又去看一次,發現實際上原來是剩下一半,有一半還有葉子,另一半只剩葉脈

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    • Lady Oscar 說道:

      哎呀~ 看起來有點悲慘哪! 真的會被蟲吃?! 我的菜園沒有灑過防蟲的東西ㄟ,偶爾用肥皂水噴一噴,目前好像還沒有蟲子…
      又或許菜園附近總是有松鼠和鳥類,把蟲給嚇跑了?

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      • serendipity 說道:

        我有拍到耶,我覺得這應該是蟲吃的,不然誰有閒工夫弄成這樣,請參照我的新頭像~ 這一棵是長在路邊花圃,蟲蟲在這裡可能沒有天敵吧。

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        • Lady Oscar 說道:

          這真的很可憐啊~ 這是被蟲吃的沒錯,葉片都吃光了,留下不好吃的粗梗,這些蟲也算是識貨…

          你說得好好笑,要真有人突發奇想把蔬菜做成這種後現代藝術,處在台灣(人)的思惟,似乎也不意外~ 哈哈! 謝謝拍照! 讓我開眼界了。
          咦~ 為什麼台北路邊會有高麗菜??

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  3. Wu Ming 無明 說道:

    Kale 🥬 在香港很昂貴, $8 美金 一棵 所以很少吃,我通常吃玉米🌽,芥蘭,菜心等。 奧斯卡小姐的田園生活十分充實!

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    • Lady Oscar 說道:

      Kale 在美國也不便宜 (比香港便宜啦~),以前只有特價的時候我才買,買來也只有幾根菜葉… 現在才發現用種子種並不難,選對季節,就對了。
      好喜歡妳說的,田園生活! 這是我最嚮往的,實踐中! ^^

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  4. 漫遊者-Lu 說道:

    清甜爽脆
    真的耶!
    讓我想起在德國的菜蔬
    長的都很粗大
    吃起來沒台灣的好吃
    不過還好我對食物不挑
    照樣活得好好的!^^"

    居家庭園又溫馨的文章
    好有味道
    定讓都市人嚮往的,,,!^^

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    • Lady Oscar 說道:

      沒錯! 台灣的蔬果比較有滋味,歐美的蔬果味道比較淡,球莖類的蔬菜也比較結實,用來做燉菜很好~ 我也是不挑食,能吃就好了。 ^O^
      大隱隱於市~ 我正處於大都市的一個小角落,偏安一隅,變成田園生活。 好開心。

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  5. Megala 說道:

    Wonderful! It is so nice to use fresh home-grown cabbage & kale for making stew, salad, etc.

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  6. Deeksha Pathak 說道:

    I had never heard about kale till I started watching Masterchef Australia. Your article tells a lot about it…and no one can beat the taste and fresh flavor of homegrown vegetables.

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    • Lady Oscar 說道:

      Hello Deeksha,
      Thank you for the nice words. Indeed, the homegrown vegetables are the best! Do you use kale for your cooking now?
      I enjoy “playing around" in my garden. Each year I plant some different veggies! I will check out the MasterChef Australia — it looks like an interesting show. ^^
      Have a wonderful day!

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      • Deeksha Pathak 說道:

        Not yet, I didn’t find them nearby my place..
        And growing up our own vegetables give us so much happiness… to roam around them… To watch the bud, flower, fruit and then the seed and again next year sapling time …. I have grown vegetables, flowers fruits, decorative plants and beautiful lawn .. all by me and my parents… wonderful nostalgic memories!!
        You are sure going to love Masterchef Australia!! They are doing repeat telecast of the previous season

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        • Lady Oscar 說道:

          Your yard sounds fantastic! planting is so spiritual. I am so happy that we both understand it. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful memory and scene. What a wonderful gift!
          I hope you still plant veggies, don’t you?
          I do find MasterChef Australia on youtube. All different seasons! ^^

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          • Deeksha Pathak 說道:

            All those beautiful moments were spent at my parents house. Now for the last 17 years different cities and flat culture.
            In a tiny balcony with pigeons and squirrels it was very difficult. Now with net finally I managed to get some holiock flowers. I am just finding some excuse to go there and watch them again and again 😊😊

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  7. 希琳娜 說道:

    自己種菜煮食最安全,感覺妳的廚藝是很棒啊 !

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    • Lady Oscar 說道:

      呵呵~ 有興趣,就動手種種看了。 感謝捧場呀。
      我吃的東西就是青菜豆腐換著花樣做,簡單方便。 昨天吃羽衣甘藍沙拉和青椒番茄豆腐快炒的 tacos! ^^

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  8. Yan子 說道:

    看後也很想動手自己種菜吃!

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