Pork tenderloin med-rare, Broccolini from the garden and cous cous.
And the kids eat what we eat.
I’ve been gone for a few years. Time has been tight with our second child in the picture. I’ve focused all my “extra” time on making the garden work. But I have been taking pictures all along. She’s 4 1/2 now and our oldest is 9 1/2. I’m going to try to go back and retroactively post my pics and do the same going forward. Probably not a lot of time for text but at least I’ll get back into it.
Bought a bass today ’cause I missed butchering.
Pan seared bass, poached potatoes, sauteed green beans and a blistered sungold tomato and basil sauce. Everything but the fish was from the garden!
I don’t really know the name of this variety. They were a gift from a neighbor. They are about the size of a golf ball, maybe a little smaller and are a bright orange. They are growing fantastically and are delicious. Perfect halved or quartered in a salad!
I’m only growing 5 broccolini plants… one of which is hurting. And, they are basically producing a meal’s worth of veggies a week (for a family of 3 1/2.) And, it is super delicious!
So the seedling starters didn’t work out so well, so I transplanted what I could, but mostly started over with new seeds in yogurt containers. Some are germinating already. Some other things went right in the ground.
We had a great harvest of our “burm corn” this year… but I screwed it up. I was waiting for the ears to get bigger… I guess this “quick” variety doesn’t get too big. Eventually I did some research and found that you can tell ripeness by when the tassels go brown. And, I learned that if you don’t pick at peak ripeness… the corn will be super starchy and not so good. We only were able to eat a few ears. But I’m trying to try them out and then grind the kernels and make polenta. We’ll see.
The cucumbers don’t seem to be coming back despite organic spray, extra water, and extra fertilizer. Most that are growing are coming out curved, misshapen, or weird. Made six pints of pickles and that may wipe them out for the rest of the season.