The great thing about autumn is that it has these awesome and wholesome vegetables. A couple of days ago, I picked up these goodies. Their brilliant green hues screamed out to me. Moreover, their prices were quite competitive compared to a few months ago. After all, it’s their season to be plentiful, so I nabbed.


I did a quick blanch. I cooked them in salted water for a few minutes. Then I shocked them in an icy bathe in order to stop the cooking process. Blanching helps to keep them super green. I dried them and gave a quick satay in a drizzle of olive oil with crushed garlic. I then topped them with a little slivered almonds I had on hand along with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

The result was a crispy and refreshing finish. I know what I’ll do. I need to stock up on these greens while the prices are not through the roof. Perhaps, you should too.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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