it has been 3 weeks since we updated and we are hanging our heads in shame. we have received emails from several friends asking if we are ok and thinking to ourselves - "tomorrow we will answer those emails" - but it just hasn't happened! we have had several days that are muggy and humid...very unusual for around here. but we have been having very beautiful and sunny days too! and lots of dips in the river.
for those of you interested - jambaloney made it home safe and sound from ottawa. i lay on him for a few days and wouldn't even let him move to go for a pee or eat. yes, PP, i am a definite femi-nazi - bahahahahaha!
lotsa' food pics coming so just scroll right by if you aren't interested! our fave macaroni. with fresh chives, fresh garlic, tomatoes and parmesan:
how about our first full meal out of the garden? that's our own kale and peas, fresh out of the garden, sauteed in butter and some fresh radish from the garden as our breakfast:
some delicious panini-style sandwiches on greek pita with tomatoe, onion and garlic oil as the sauce, goat cheese brie and a ton of home-grown herbs? to die for i say:
more fresh peas and kale out of the garden, sauteed i butter, with a local and beautiful sausage (spicy but not too spicy? know what i mean?). and jambaloney's beautiful almond rice made in the rice cooker and some carrot and turnip kimchi....
our absolute favourite pasta. any kind of noodles, tons of garlic, tons of olive oil, sea salt and fresh-cracked black peppercorns, parmesan, fresh pea pods from the garden and our own home-made dill pickles - yummeh!
here's our first pea harvest being rounded up and ready to eat during the winter. we have been eating peas for every day (snap, shelling and snow) for weeks now. but now we are in the glut of them, including eating them at least with one meal a day (not to mention the ones we snack on every day!) - but these 8 servings are vaccuum-sealed and in the freezer for the winter months.
and the peas just keep on producing - wooho!
here's a delicious pea, radish and mint salad all from our garden. with feta - oh yummeh! and some french onion soup - now that's a dinner!
how about fresh peas in a stirfry with carrot slices and jamby's delicious rice?
how about curried potatoe, peas from the garden, carrot slices and jamby's delicious rice? with carrot and turnip kimchi as well as yoghurt with borage flowers?
borage flowers are one of the few, very unique plants on the planet that are truly blue. do a google search to find out more.
how about pea, potatoe, chickpea and carrot curry? served over rice with delicous, local apple and your own radish?
food fit for a king i would say.
and then there's personal pizzettes. this one is mine. a greek pita, slathered in garlic olive oil, bits of goat brie cheese spread around it, some greek feta, a little bit of parmesan, a layer of tomatoe, a ton of green and black olives, mozzarella and a bit more parmesan. deevine, i say. deevine!
our first full-grown zuchhini - woohoo! we have many more coming and we are thankful!
we decided to celebrate our first zuchhini. by sauteeing it with our home-grown peas in a bit of butter and some bean salad with peppers on the side. jambaloney thought we should have one of his awesomely-crazy caesar's to help wash it down! i concurred! it felt decadent!
some of you already know that we have been extremely busy in the garden, and in the community, since jambaloney returned from ottawa. he had a wonderful time and spent a good deal of time with his mom and step-dad and it meant the world to him. since he's back - we have been run off of our feet with community events, dances, suppers, breakfast, etc. so if you are wondering why we haven't posted lately - it's a case of - "we'll do it tomorrow" and tomorrow just kept turning into another tomorrow. but today. we realized that we really needed to do an update. hope you all have enjoyed the last few weeks. our garden is now upon us and as we want to preserve as much of our bounty as we can - we will be busy with it. but not too busy to answer comments or to leave comments.
we hope that all is well with all of you.