Trying to find the right words to start blogging again, it seems maybe I am trying too hard and it is time to just come back to reality and realize I am not a writer, poet and will probably never attain any recognition as one. However, I can cook, I love to cook and share my thoughts feelings and inspirations to whomever is out there and reading! Lets get to it!
The garden is planted and growing strong. One of my favorite parts is figuring out where to put everything, using past misfortunes to aid in the proper growth of delicious produce this year. First one to tackle is the tomatoes, last year there were around 18 plants and not one tomato as the blight set in.....well this year, I am on it and so far so good. A great lesson learned from the tomatoes is the fact that growing them on my porch is way better then the garden as they don't like water on their leaves and the porch tomatoes are 2-3 times larger than the garden ones! Next year I will get another full bed in the garden as the tomatoes will all be grown on the porch.
The kale is strong and grown close together as I prefer small kale leaves that are more tender and work great in my smoothies. This also makes for quick baking of kale chips which are a hit everywhere I bring them!
Strawberries are fresh and delicious everyday. They have been growing and ripening everyday for about the past two weeks, delicious!
I am not sure about the peppers but they look great and are flowering now to see if they will stand up to all of this rain. Broccoli, brussel sprouts, fennel, corn, tomatillos, sugar snap peas (started eating those two days ago), broad beans, french beans, four types of beets, garlic, onions, potatoes, jerusalem artichoke, butter crunch lettuce, spinach and a few more herbs and lettuces to be planted and let the eating commence! If you come to my house bring your veggie and fruit eating appetite and maybe we will take out some local lamb or local wild boar out of the freezer and have a party.
Last night was some spit roasted lamb shoulder with a scape (garlic flowers), almond and sunflower seed crust. Paired with a fenugreek leaf, coconut curry vegetable mixture and a fresh salad.
The night previous was a leek, fennel, onion, scape and proscuitto tart.
I have pictures and they will be added in a bit, I promise!!
I hope everyone had a magical spring and are ready to be inspired through food.
Have a magically delicious day!
And this is my garden helper and snacker!!!