It has been ages since I’ve put up any food pictures; partly I think I was in a food slump, partly I had been having some camera issues. BUT, here goes with some food… which at this time of year involves the garden.
I made these June greens into a delicious salad; the beets below are canned beets from last year. Now, in July, I have beets coming out of the garden, but before that the canned beets were crucial.
The cucumbers are finally ready…
and just in time for a cucumber, dill, cream cheese sandwich.
The raspberries speak for themselves.
The “Bright Lights” swiss chard is doing well this year.
I planted two kinds of beets; the Bull’s Blood aren’t ready yet. But these are Early Wonder. The turnips are purple top white globe. I planted only one kind of turnip.
I boiled the beets briefly, took off the skins, quartered them, and tossed them with a dressing with parsley and mint. The chard is sauteed lightly. Too lightly; the stalks were a bit underdone.
The turnips I boiled hard for ten minutes, browned them, and tossed a bunch of dill with them. This was inspired by Nigel Slater’s descriptions in Tender. The turnips were very tasty although possibly over-browned. I stepped out of the kitchen while they were in the pan. Cookbooks never seem to mention these issues.
This over-medium egg was delicious. I had nothing to do with producing it. The sourdough bread is from the local baker.
I’ve also harvested a full basket of mint; this is the second round of mint. I’ve made it into a mint drink syrup.
I haven’t had a tomato from my garden yet; my neighbor shared a slightly under-ripe yellow cherry tomato that was delicious. These are coming along. They might be Better Boys. The tags on my seedling tomatoes got a bit mixed up.
This spinach has a flat broad leaves; one patch in the back garden has already bolted but these more shaded plants are still doing fine.
I sauteed this spinach to have with pasta –and a cream sauce.
And here, finally, is a picture of a kitty!