Did you know that when you're eating vegetables, sometimes you're eating leaves? And stems?! And flowers?!!!
I'm sure you knew that, and I guess I did, too - I just hadn't really thought of it that way before. Elise, on the other hand, apparently thinks about it a lot. A few mornings ago, before she even rolled out of bed, she exclaimed, "Mama! I eat leaves!!!" Surprised, I responded, "You do?!" To which she replied, "Yes, salad!"
Anyway, this early-morning conversation about the parts of plants that we eat inspired this vegetable taste test. It was so much fun, we actually put it together again to go along with our lunch! ;)
root - carrot
bulb - scallion
stem - celery
leaves - spinach
flowers - broccoli
fruit - cucumber
seeds - peas
(We didn't have one of these prepared, but for bonus points, eat a tuber - potato!)
Please check back on Friday for a list of our favorite vegetable books!