Monday, March 7, 2011

155/365 New theme: vegetables

A new theme of 'vegetables'? This theme is right up my alley! In one way, it's an easy one for me, because I love to photograph food. But at the same time, I've done so much of it, I need to get a little more creative and not just repeat a photo I've done before. A challenge!

This one's new in the fact that 1) it's the edge of a collard green, which I've never photographed or 2) eaten before. It arrived in my latest bin from Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, and rather than substitute it out for something more familiar (like my go-to favorite, baby spinach), I kept it. I'd read on a couple blogs (one good how-to example here) about using a collard green in place of a tortilla or bread to make a wrap, and I wanted to try it.

The verdict? It's good! I didn't feel like the raw green by itself had a whole lot of flavor, so it easily worked in place of an also-bland tortilla.

I love when the trial of a new vegetable ends up with a thumbs-up review!

Have you had collard greens? How do you like to eat them?

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens and 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/2.8 at ISO 500


  1. Collards! So many good ways --- one of the veggies I've come to love down here. Last spring a friend made what I can most equate to "collard fries" - they were spiced and broiled (I believe) so they were spicy and crispy and had a delightful crunch with all of the added benefit of collards and none of hazards of actual fries. I don't have the recipe, but searching out something along those lines could be a good 'lil eating adventure.

  2. Ooh, that sounds really interesting! Thanks for the tip! I've had images in my head of collard greens being something mushy that kids grow to hate, so it's great to find lots of other ways to eat them -- and enjoy them!