It’s the end of February. The earth feels…hopeful. There might be flowers soon. I did see a clutch of crocuses in Seattle last week, so it has to be coming soon. But here, on our property, everything is still dark evergreen and brown-grey. Spring has to be coming, right?
This is the hardest time for vegetables. We still have parsnips, celery root, collard greens, and dark green kale. Always kale. I never tired of kale. Okay, even I might be tiring of kale at the moment. I’m craving baby new green vegetables and the splendors of summer. We’re still a long way off.
Times like these call for good frozen vegetables.
One of our sponsors, Garden Lites, wants to give you good vegetables. Specifically, we’re helping them give away some of their delicious vegetable souffles and the chocolate-zucchini muffins. (Every kid loves those.)
Garden Lites makes good gluten-free food, free of nuts or strange preservatives. Most of the dishes are dairy-free and they’re all kosher. We like them around here.
(They also have a new community page with a blog, where they’d love to see you.)
So, if you’d like some bright, roasted vegetables in a form easy to take to work and heat up quickly? Leave your name and an anecdote about your favorite vegetable these days. (This is only for those who live in the lower 48 states.) Be sure to leave a working email address as part of your comment or we can’t contact if you if you should win. We’ll open comments for this post so you can leave one here. Comments will be open until Friday, March 1st, when winners will be chosen at random. Garden Lites is sending out packs of souffles and muffins to 5 winners!
(Spring is coming. Spring is coming. Spring is coming.)