Friday, September 3, 2010

Local Okra

I grew up with okra, my grandmother was from Louisiana and taught my father how to make gumbo, I dish that yearly gave the leftover Thanksgiving turkey a cajun flavor. This grows a few blocks from my house, seeded by a mystery gardener whose plot lines the grounds of an old service station. I read that okra is extraordinary at withstanding heat and drought and grows in poor soil. As for the mucilaginous sap, a little lemon juice cuts the slime.

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