This week was the first week that we’ve had to (*gasp*) buy vegetables at the store.  I haven’t eaten any of the new vegetables yet, mainly because I’ve been living mostly on PB&J’s for the past week.  But Ben bought a chinese cabbage yesterday and today we went to the gourmet restaurant outlet grocery store and bought jerusalem artichokes and salsify and a large round eggplant and broccoli.  As well as various other non-produce stuff.  And dried kiwi, which is delicious and sort of produce-like, but also sort of dried-goods-like.  The main purpose of the expedition, besides generally acquiring vegetables, was to find galangal, which they didn’t have that day.  Boo.  I will call next time and find out in advance.  On the plus side, this may have been produce from far-away places, but we got to the store on bikes!  This was the first Expedition on Bikes of the year.  I really should have worn gloves…my hands were a lovely shade of purple by the time I got home.  And it turns out that this store also has all sorts of useful locally produced garden amendments…I have no idea how we’re getting 40 lb bags of seaweed-enhanced compost home, but they’re there once we figure that out!


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    Melinda said,

    What’s a galangal???

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    limesarah said,

    Galangal is a rhizome related to ginger, used a lot in Thai cooking — it looks like young ginger, but with pink sprouts.

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