The most delicious cucumber ever

There is nothing like a fresh cucumber with a bit of kosher salt. If you’ve never had a cuke right off the vine, find a way to try one. Amazing!


Easy summer salmon

If I ever eat another farm raised Atlantic salmon, it will be too soon. But, whenever, King, Coho, etc. are on sale, I stock up. These are two different simple summer preparations of Coho with grilled home made honey corn bread. Sunburst squash with the first, broccolini with the second. Easy, quick, delicious, healthy.

Pasta Primavera… with sausage

Pasta primavera is a great way to get rid of… er, um, I mean fully utilize a bunch of different veggies. A pain in the ass to prep and cook. More labor intensive than one might think. But, we had friends for dinner the other night and it was a hit. Of course, adding a little Italian sausage don’t hurt! (And, I sautéed some of the veggies in bacon fat…)

Iron Chef Summer

Actually finding my garden a little stressful this year. There is so much to do and so many veggies to use. But, that’s more a comment on my current state of mind than it is on my love of finding out how to use my harvest. This was a use of the last of the store bought veggies in the fridge, left over potatoes, the mushrooms I bought for Stroganoff, and veggies from the garden. It’s sorta’ a cross between a stew, a stir fry, and stroganoff… and turned out delicious. ‘Course I can’t remember how I made it…

The vegetables of my labor

I’m so excited about the garden that I have to remember to shoot and post the final product. This a part of a whole roasted chicken with lightly sauted snow peas from the garden and roasted baby potatoes. (And, I make have snuck in some stove top stuffing. I’m not a proud man.) I did make the gravy from scratch. I stuffed the bird with lemon and thyme from the garden. It was delicious.