All three Browns said bleck and frowned

While we harvested an abundance of some squash (i.e., tomatoes and squash), there were many others where we just had enough for enjoying fresh.  For a couple of weeks over the summer, we feasted on delicious edamame — simply steamed in the pod, popped out, and lightly salted (optional).  The flavor was so fresh, with a sweetness reminiscent of sweet corn, distinct from edamame I’ve eaten in the past.

Gabriel enjoyed it just as much as we did, and it was a great way to round out his meals.

While we had enough that we could have frozen a couple of bags, we opted to just enjoy it fresh, saving ourselves the work and reserving the freezer space for other produce.

A couple of weeks ago, I made a dish using frozen store-bought edamame (the same variety we’ve used in the past) and, wow, was it flavorless!  We all had the same disappointed reaction, remembering the homegrown deliciousness.

I couldn’t help but be reminded of the page in Tippy-Toe Chick, GO!, one of Gabriel’s favorite books, where the chicks react to the news that they have to wait for chicken feed instead of eating “sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs” in the garden:

All three chicks said, “Bleck!” and frowned.

That’s how these three chicks feel about store-bought edamame these days.  Even though it’s months away, we’re all eagerly awaiting next summer’s harvest.


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