Monday, September 17, 2012


I don't like endives. 
That's an understatement. It's actually one of the very few vegetables I really don't want to eat. But we do, since the rest of our little family does like it.
When I started my little vegetable garden it was rather late in season. So I did a bit of research to find out which vegetables still could be sown. Spinach, lettuce, corn, carrots, kale and... endives. I could have ignored that last one, but that would have been childish, I thought. And I doubted this very first try at sowing and growing would succeed, so I happily added a row of my least favorite vegetable.
The seed was good, the weather was great (for growing veggies that is), the soil was just right. Or something like that, I don't know. I just know it grew very, very well.
So now we eat endives twice a week. At least. There's a lot of it and I don't want to waste good home-grown food. We eat it raw, cooked or stir-fried. With potatoes, rice of pasta. 
I'm getting used to it. And I love that I really grew it myself, that I can go out to the garden and harvest veggies for diner, that I have been able to do that for months now and all that from one little bag of seed.
But I still don't like endives. And that's an understatement. ;-)


  1. Ik hou niet zo van spruitjes, maar het zijn hamsterweken bij AH en het was twee zakken voor de prijs van een. Tja, wat kan een mens dan anders dan inslaan.

    1. Precies! Het went trouwens echt. En ik vind de uitdaging om er iets mee te maken dat ik misschien iets lekkerder vind eigenlijk wel erg leuk ;-) Wist je dat je spruitjes ook kunt wokken? Alles smaakt beter als je het wokt (vind ik - het gezin heeft liever hollandse stamppotten).