Years ago on an internet group we were having a discussion on gardening which led to a discussion about bean growing. I wrote in that I didn't care for yellow wax beans because they didn't have that great green taste. I was immediately inundated by questions about what green tastes like. This was my reply:
Okay here is a lesson in green taste. You know the
smell that you smell when you mow the lawn or and
alfalfa field is fresh cut.....That is not how it
tastes but it is close....You know how clover smells
so clean and soft. It taste a little like that.
You see, the smell of yellow is warm, like buttery
carrots or squash. You could say they smelled clean
and fresh or corn on the cob yellow. That is warm
and soft and when your lips touch those kernels you
start salivating before you even bite in.
Have a green bean just barely steamed no butter or
salt, just naked, put it in your mouth, you have to
chew it, when it touches the back of your tongue it
has a cool taste, you remember the fresh cut grass.
Now the green of asparagus, nope, that is an earthy
green. It is sort of like a green bean soaked in dirt. You
know army green, but it still has that green taste.
Take white asparagus, you expect that it will taste
the same but someone took the green out, the same
goes for the wax beans, they are a green bean want to
The Brassica family are green too but they have an
aged taste. They didn't grow fast enough to have
that cool green taste. Dark broccoli just tries to put
on a green show but he took so long to get
all that color that he just plain soured along the
There’s cauliflower, it is a want to be too, but it stays
out of the sun so it won't color up and what kind of
taste is it left with, nada, no green
Now we come to Limes!! That is a green of another
color. You can taste that cool but it is like green on
steroids. The comparison goes further, you have yellow
lemons, they are a lime want to be. They think
their larger size will make up for the lack of green
taste. They think if they hype the bite that they
will reign supreme. No way jose'. Lime green is a
Now you know how green tastes.
This is our growing season. If it will stop raining maybe I can plant some green beans.
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