So the lettuce finally came in. So, not counting my cucumber panzanella, this is my first salad totally from the garden. (Except for the salami — my wife won’t let me get pigs… yet.) Salad, breakfast of champions.
Also, we’ve had torrential rain the last week or so. Many of my beautiful sungold toms have split even though I harvest daily. It happens. Don’t’ toss them. Make a salad or oven roast them and put them under oil. They’ll last months. More on that later.
Roasted with garlic and lemon.
Stir fry with chicken and hoisin.
Steamed with EVOO.
Or… Broccoli, ziti, cream.
So, I can’t seem to get my brussels sprouts to grow well from seed. They germinate and then get all stringy and fall over or die. Three years in a row. And, I wanted to get them in the ground early. So, I didn’t wait for the local place where I love to get herbs etc. Eagle Farms So I bought seedlings at Home Depot. (Gasp!) But they’ve been really good. I’ve Capt’n Jacked them weekly during pest season, but they have seemed to thrive in less sunny, less well drained bed. I just topped them on the 10th of Sept. (Because I’m writing this retroactively. But this pic was when I first noticed that they were really coming in on Aug. 20th.
Ricotta and Thyme stuffed squash blossoms from the garden lightly battered and pan fried with a drizzle of local raw honey and aged balsamic
Pan roasted pork loin with home grown purple potatoes, sage, and a marsala sauce.
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!
Bistro steak with snow peas and garlic bread.
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.