Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fresh

Tonight, my evening meal, satisfied like none other. 
 
My plate started out like this. I gnashed on everything seperately and slowly began building the little delicious bundles on romaine lettuce. A chill goes down my spine with excitement when I serve a meal composed almost entirely of food that we have grown. So, let's break it all down.
    Corn from the freezer
(dated August 27, 2009)
was just as delicious and fresh as if it were fresh cut today.
Romaine lettuce, I know...lettuce wasn't on the original garden planning list. I just couldn't resist at least a little lettuce. This was so tender and crisp and scrumptious.
Check this...new red potatoes cooked, buttered, and parsley from the herb garden chopped roughly with coarse sea salt!! New red potatoes are so creamy and subtle in flavor.

Snow peas, sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with broccoli, red pepper flakes, and jalapeno. I squeezed the juice of one lemon over the whole spicy, crunchy greenery. Now all I need is a lemon tree. We grew the peas, broccoli, and jalapeno for this dish. Harvested, cooked and eaten in under an hour!
It's so much fun to wander out to the garden, pick the vegies that are ready for harvest, wander back in the house, and let the fun begin. Fresh herbs are an extra added bonus. If you do not have the space to grow vegetables, please consider a small herb garden. This was such a rewarding meal for me!

1 comment: