I went to Flushing yesterday to do some grocery shopping. On the way home I remembered that last year at this time I bought some perilla leaves from a woman on the street, I thought I would stop by and see if she was there this year.
I was happy to see her even though I’m not sure she’s the same woman. Last year I was only concentrating on the vegetables, not the woman selling them.
“I picked it this morning! It’s so soft and tender!”
As I was leaving she said “Hey, I have pumpkin leaves! They are so delicious steamed!”
“Ok,” I said, “how much is it?” She also had zucchini. So I bought those too, she gave me a deal on everything.
She reminded me of my grandma. I was very happy to see her, and now I took her picture I will be her regular annual customer.
I’m going to use these leaves in my next video, perilla leaves kimchi, stay tuned!