With all the genetic engineering being done on plants these days, I wonder when they will start growing full meals. Seems like the next logical step. At least, if you have a 3-year-old, it does.
Earlier this week, Annika was telling me that she wanted some new plants for our balcony. I’m pleasantly surprised that the ones we have are doing well, so far. We get very little direct sun, so I hesitantly bought some plants that do well in partial shade. It was the best I could do, here in Texas.
|Gulliver Blue and some ground cover.|
She’s been excitedly watering them, every day, asking if they need more water. I like to imagine that I have a budding gardener on my hands.
Then the other day I was looking up a recipe online and she was asking me to play a game with her. I told her that I couldn’t right now because I was looking up a recipe and was going to cook some food.
Later, when I asked if she wanted to help me in the kitchen and she said, “Not now Mama, I’m looking up a recipe for a taco plant.”
I was like, wow, taco plant. What a great idea! I can imagine a tiny little bush with a variety of hard and soft shell tacos. Some with beef, chicken and of course, vegetarian. Fish tacos, maybe? Not a big fan of those, but hey, next to the taco plant could be growing some pico de gallo and tomatos to go along as a garnish.
Really, I’m surprised it wasn’t a hamburger plant. I guess that’s going to come next.