I’ve been living here for nine years now and I find myself continually surprised and in awe of what grows here. Actually, let me start over….
For the first 5 years, all our food grew from restaurants. The next 3 years, it grew from Whole Foods. Now, (much) of our food grows from Rainlily Farm, Springdale Farm, Boggy Creek Farm… and most recently… wait for it… our front yard.
In a million years, I never thought I’d get excited about gardening. And growing up where I did (a suburb of Chicago), I’m fascinated by the possibilities of what I can plant that can grow here…avocados, a lemon tree… and mangos?! Might as well be lollipops on a tree, to me, this is the land of Oz…
4 tortillas, any kind you like
2 cups of swiss chard, chopped
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1 mango, cubed
1/2 can of black beans, drained
1 jalapeno, diced
2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
daiya cheese (or whatever cheese you want)
handful of cilantro
store bought tomatillo salsa
Sautee chard in a little bit of oil and garlic, salt & pepper, and a few squeezes of lime. 2-3 minutes, until wilted. Set aside.
Toss mango cubes with a few sqeezes of lime and a bit of salt.
Assemble quesadilla, grill on both sides until well browned and cheese is melted. Top with cilantro, salsa and whatever other toppings you like.