Thursday, February 18, 2010

Veggie Month: Bok Choy

(Ten cups of bok choy cooked down to three.)

Today I got around to what I couldn't yesterday. Braised bok choy, which is a simple recipe that Bryan and I put together in ten minutes. He's an excellent chopper, and I'm liberal with the molasses.

And for Marc: the riddle of vegetables and fruits is unraveled. Cover your kids' eyes, though. It's for mature audiences.

From Ask Yahoo: A fruit is actually the sweet, ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant. A vegetable, in contrast, is an herbaceous plant cultivated for an edible part (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet fruits). So, to be really nitpicky, a fruit could be a vegetable, but a vegetable could not be a fruit.

Bonus explanation to Sunday's question: a nut is, "a dry, one-seeded, usually oily fruit."

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