Saturday, November 23, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green

Due to a change in the weather, Talley Farms Fresh Harvest gathered some of their field fruit early. This week's CSA produce box included seven green tomatoes: very hard, unripe, green tomatoes. We've been loving their vine-ripened luscious heirloom tomatoes all season and I was a little disappointed.

Three of the tomatoes had a tinge of red on them so I stuck them in the plastic bag that contained the kiwis and added a ripe banana. (The banana gives off ethylene gas and will speedily ripen both fruit.)

Talley Farms Fresh Harvest (ganked photo)

For the clueless uninitiated like me Talley Farms includes a recipe for their more unusual produce. The recipe, Fried Green Tomatoes with Panko and Parmesan, looked easy enough and I had all the ingredients in my pantry.

Oh My Gosh. Oh-So-Delicious! It's difficult to describe the taste. Let's just say I quickly checked the other green tomatoes but, too late, they had already turned to red. Take my word for it and seek out those green gems.

It's Not Easy Being Green

It's not that easy being green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow, or gold
Or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green

It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of spring

And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain
Or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be

It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder
I am green, and it'll do fine
It's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.

Kermit, the Frog