Three jars, bowls, and strainers. These simple kitchen items help me to prepare food that is healthful for me.
On my hike around Signal Hill this evening, the only thing brighter than the elusive sun was the brilliant yellow flowers of wintercress (Barbarea vulgaris). In Latin, vulgaris means common and this plant is definitely plentiful and noticeable. A member of the mustard family, it thrives in disturbed, moist areas such as road sides and fields.
In Newfoundland and Labrador we produce a huge abundance and variety of leafy greens for a lot of the year, but they’re sparse come wintertime. If you're missing summer salads and need a boost after all the heavy holiday eating, there is a way to get local greens into your life way before spring, and it is so extremely simple. In your own kitchen you can easily grow the powerhouse of plants, the sultan of salads, the emporium of enzymes…sprouts!