There is something about growing your food, seeing it flourish from a seed to a tiny seedling, flower, fruit and then the final act of plucking it. There is immense joy and satisfaction in the whole process, and there is almost nothing that can match up to the taste of the home grown organic vegetables.
I used to grow a lot of vegetables before I moved out of this house but then since I moved back an year and a half ago there was so much happening that I kept procrastinating the whole thing and then a couple of weeks ago thanks to a gardening whatsapp group created by some folks in the colony I got the kitchen garden going. We sowed a lot of stuff. Radish, Carrots, Spinach, Chillies, Basil, Brinjals, Flat Beans, Ridge Gourd, Bhindi. Spinach is the first to yield results as expected though a lot of other stuff is growing well and flowering too (touchwood). I have been using the baby tender leaves of spinach in salads, eggs, dosa and just about everything I was cooking and then my gardener handed this bumper harvest couple of days ago and this rice is what I made out of it. A wholesome quick meal which we enjoyed for dinner with some raita.