Deviled eggs in wheatgrass, at Essex Street Market | NYC.
It doesn’t have to be Easter to love this deviled egg idea (photo #2), spotted at Essex Street Market in New York City.
It’s so simple that we wonder why we haven’t seen it before.
While much fresh wheatgrass is sold in plastic trays, to be juiced at home, florists took notice of the graceful shoots and potted them in planters.
Get one, and nestle deviled eggs—or colored Easter eggs, or chocolate eggs—in the grass.
Afterwards, the planter of wheatgrass is an attractive home accent. It’s also a catnip alternative.
You also can do what many health enthusiasts do: Juice the wheatgrass and drink it for its vitamins and minerals. The straight juice has a powerful grassy taste, so many people enjoy it in smoothies.
Don’t add it to a salad, as logical as that may seem:
The grass itself is difficult to digest raw, and cooking diminishes its nutritional value.
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It grows into the tall stalks from which wheat is harvested.
Wheatgrass grows in temperate regions and can be an indoor or outdoor plant.
It grows very quickly, so if you start today, you can germinate wheat seeds and create your own planter.
We, on the other hand, are headed to the florist.
Tint the egg whites pink or green, and mix and match the garnishes. Here’s how.