attie, are the pods or beans/peas inside edible?
i had a good laugh today when i gave the turkish neighbor lady a coupla gigantic red and white swiss chard plants from my garden. she looked at them like they were ice from mars.
my boy and i munched on them raw, like celery. the little turks next door, invading like salah al din's troops
, joined in on the feast as we were weeding. then they sacked my raspberries.
where the heck are the macedonians and romanians when you need them?
she eventually asked my wife what the swiss chards were, so she said the greens are like spinach and the stems somewhat like celery. cook them accordingly. i thought to say it's like spinach on steroids, but she might not get it.
i'd love to know what she ends up making with them.
then i gave her a bunch of nice young purple top white turnips. i wonder if she knows what to do with that evil barbarian veggie.